Category Archives: Writing

Books and movies and snow, OH MY!

  I am playing with new headshots for book covers and what-not.  It is a severely humbling experience and, looking through them, all I can see is how my nose is crooked and I hold my mouth funny.  Luckily, my … Continue reading

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Sometimes when it rains…

    SHUFFLE, REPEAT coming from Random House Children’s in 2016.  A stand-alone YA contemporary romance.  As reported in Publishers Marketplace: Jen Klein’s SHUFFLE, REPEAT, pitched as WHEN HARRY MET SALLY if Harry is a loner teen girl and Sally … Continue reading

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So I wrote this movie…

Hey, remember like a zillion months ago when I said I had this writing project that I couldn’t talk about yet?  I was just given the go-ahead to spill my news… which is that I’m writing the screen adaptation to … Continue reading

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Got a book coming out?

Dear YA & MG* authors with a traditionally published book debuting in 2015, Heads up!  Please consider joining the FEARLESS FIFTEENERS.**  We are a group of authors banding together to promote, support, and help each other… and we’d love to … Continue reading

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Five Supremely Random Things

See, this is what happens when your kids are on summer vacation, and then you have a ton of travel and there’s family drama and you’re gonna owe someone a movie script and you do owe someone else a book … Continue reading

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SUMMER VACATION: Here we go again.

I am writing this from a very hip and trendy wine bar in Los Feliz, which is a hip and trendy part of Los Angeles.  The friend I am meeting is a writer on a CW show and is finishing … Continue reading

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Sometimes they give you gifts.

File this under the heading of “Isn’t this so lovely?”  My new editor Daniel Ehrenhaft just sent me a pile of books from other Soho Teen authors.  Extra lovely is the fact that it arrived yesterday — the same day … Continue reading

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Coming to a bookstore near you!

    It has been KILLING me to keep this under wraps for the last couple weeks, so I am BEYOND stoked to finally make this announcement: My debut YA novel — JILLIAN CADE: (fake) PARANORMAL INVESTIGATOR — will come … Continue reading

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Good Things.

  1.  Many apologies for the lapse in posts.  Things have been happening and I will be able to share Good News soon, but in the meantime, all has been phone calls and frantic writing and pitch meetings and the … Continue reading

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Chimeapalooza

  I wanted to share a little piece I wrote recently at the request of Amy Brenneman.*  She produced Chimeapalooza — a performance benefiting the Chime Institute — which happened last weekend.  Paul Adelstein performed my piece and I can’t … Continue reading

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