When is your next book coming out?
The next scheduled book is called The Lucy Variations, and will be out May 2013. Also, I wrote a collaborative novel with Tara Altebrando that should be out around fall 2013.
Are you ever going to write a sequel any of your books?
I’d never say never, but I will say I feel like all my characters are sent off into their futures in a way that makes me confident in their survival, but I don’t feel like I necessarily need to write more about them. If that makes sense. But, like I say, I’d never say never.
Are any of your books going to be made into movies? Can you get me an audition?
Once upon a time, Story of a Girl was going to be a movie. Right now that seems to be on hold. In any case, no, I can’t get you an audition for anything, sorry! In a book-to-movie scenario, authors aren’t really that involved.
I have a book report on you and one of your books due, um, tomorrow. Can you answer a bunch of questions right now and send them back to me ASAP kay thanks!?
I’m sorry that I can’t answer individual homework-related requests. The good news is that if you look carefully around my site, and do some Googling, I bet you will find everything you need to know. Fun fact: when I was in junior high and high school doing book reports, there was no such thing as email, or any way to reach any author within a period shorter than three months!
Do you read all your own email and stuff, or is it just a robot/droid or assistant replying to me?
It’s me! Depending on my schedule, it can take me a few weeks to respond to some email, but when I do, I promise you it is I.
I sent you a letter through your publisher and you never wrote back. Why?
It can take an unbelievably long time for snail mail to go through the mail system at my publisher and get to me. Often by the time I get a letter, it’s been four to six months. But when I finally get it, I do write back. If you go to the Contact page on this site, you’ll find a p.o. box you can write to for a much faster turnaround.
Will you ever write a book that is not YA?
I hope to have a long career with opportunities to try all sorts of things, including fiction for an adult audience, nonfiction, screenplays, and more.
Can you donate a book to me or my organization?
I’m sorry, but I don’t have very many copies of my own books. If you feel that you have an especially good cause, you can contact me and tell me about it and I may be able to see if my publisher can help out.