September 29th, 2008


Back Copy

So, this morning my editor sent me my 'galley copy', which apparently means the little summary you read on the back of the book. It makes it sound so fun and exciting! 

Callie falls head over heels—literally…

 and wakes up in Austen-Era England !


Fifteen-year-old Callie buys a pair of real Prada pumps to impress the cool crowd on a school trip to London .  Goodbye, Callie the clumsy geek-girl, hello popularity! But before she knows what’s hit her, Callie wobbles, trips, conks her head… and wakes up in the year 1815!

 She stumbles about until she meets the kind-hearted Emily, who takes Callie in, mistaking her for a long-lost friend. Sparks soon fly between Callie and Emily’s cousin, Alex, the maddeningly handsome—though totally arrogant—Duke of Harksbury. Too bad he seems to have something sinister up his ruffled sleeve…

 From face-planting off velvet piano benches and hiding behind claw-foot couches to streaking through the estate halls wearing nothing but an itchy blanket, Callie’s curiosity about Alex creates all kinds of trouble.

 But the grandfather clock is ticking on her 19th Century shenanigans. Can Callie save Emily from a dire engagement, win a kiss from Alex, and prove to herself that she’s more than just a loud-mouth klutz before her time there is up?

So, what do y'all think?


New to the blog?

Hey Y'all. So, I thought i'd give you guys a heads up that I recently unlocked a lot of posts from the last two years, and tagged them with "The Road To Publication". These are the juicey posts--the ones where I talk rejection, and despair, and, well, just about everything.

If you want to read them, start at the BOTTOM of this page:

Then once you get to the top, hit "next 20," and start at the bottom again.  There's a few pages in all, and they go from the moment i got my first agent, all the way through copy edits.