Monthly Archives: January 2015

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Interview with Blythe Woolston for Morris Award Finalists

As the ALA Midwinter Conference approaches, the Morris Award finalists are embarking on a blog tour. To kick off my leg of the tour, I’ve posted an interview I did with the wonderful Blythe Woolston. Here I talk a little about my writing process, and the influence of my MFA program at Columbia College Chicago.

Chicago Reader Fiction Issue

One of my very first publishing credits was the short story version of “The Carnival at Bray,” which was published in the Chicago Reader’s 2010 issue. This year, I had the honor of curating the three winners out of shortlist gleaned from over 200 entries.

Check out stories by Kevin Leahy, Latoya Wolfe, and Cyn Vargas here.

Stacked Books review of The Carnival at Bray

Thanks to Stacked Books for this awesome review!

Letter to My Teenage Self

The wonderful website, Dear Teen Me, which publishes letters from YA authors to their YA selves, recently ran this piece in which adult me gives some words of advice to 14-year-old me. . .and man, I could have used some help back then. Check it out here.

New Review of The Carnival at Bray from Wrapped Up In Books

Thanks so much to Molly at Wrapped up in Books. I loved this review!

TCAB Review in The Reading Date

Thanks so much to The Reading Date for this awesome review!

The Carnival at Bray named a favorite book of 2014 by New York Public Library

Check out this list from the New York Public Library’s site! Thanks to Andrea Lipinski for including me.

Unleashing Readers review

In anticipation of the Morris Awards, Unleashing Readers had these nice things to say about TCAB. Thank you!!

Interview in Hypertext Magazine

The lovely and talented Christine Rice, who was a teacher of mine at Columbia College Chicago, recently interviewed me for Hypertext Magazine, a great publication that she founded and that I’ve had the pleasure of contributing to several times since its inception in 2010.

Forever Young Adult names The Carnival at Bray a Best Book of 2014

I loved FYA’s hilarious, insightful review of TCAB. And now they’ve named it a best book of 2014! What an honor!