i heart laptops

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The best thing about having a laptop is I can do a bunch of things as soon as I wake up, before I have coffee even–WITHOUT LEAVING MY BED. I remember when I had a desktop. Couldn’t do that. Had to get up. Whatevers to that! Laptops are the future, people, mark my words. So today, when I was google-stalking … Read More

a good little guy

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It’s a hard thing to lose a pet. Yesterday, Runny, our eldest degu, passed away. He was almost six years old. In those six years, that small little guy became a big part of our family. We’ve been looking after him for 24/7 these last two weeks and there was a point he seemed to really be improving, but he … Read More

cracked up to be on the new media minute!

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I am a big Daisy Whitney fangirl. Her New Media Minute–featured on her site, ABC News, TVWeek–is fun and fab and I love tuning in. So guess how loudly I squealed when I saw this? Cracked Up to Be–the trailer and the book–is on the New Media Minute!!! Check it out right here: !!! Like, I’d record how loudly I … Read More

and the winnah is…

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The last time I announced the galley giveaway winner, I did so with Conky and C.K. Kelly Martin later confided in me that she suspected he had it out for her. So I confronted Conky and he was like, “Courtney, how many years have you known me? Why would you believe something like that about me?” And then he cried … Read More

the last lazy galley giveaway

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HEY GUYS. I am giving away a galley of Cracked Up to Be again! This will be The Last Galley Giveaway and then there will only be unadvanced corrected proofs (with new covers!) of the book out there for you to enjoy. But those won’t be out for a few months so if you don’t want to wait, you should … Read More

trailers and zombies, oh my

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The Cracked Up to Be trailer is making some serious rounds on the internet. You can find it on Readers Entertainment TV, MySpace, Daily Motion, Digg, and Veoh, to name a few. Really, that’s only a small sampling of the places it can be found. Seriously, if my book trailer was The Blob it might have eaten the internet by … Read More

read the first two chapters of cracked up to be!

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I am sort of consumed in getting my sparkly pink bodysuit ready in time for Twilight’s theatrical release, so please forgive this drive-by update that is trying to pass as a blog entry… The first two chapters of Cracked Up to Be are now online! Check them out here! Now. Does anyone want to tell me where I can buy … Read More

return of the living cover and trailer!

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Some things don’t need too much of a segue. That said, presenting the new cover for Cracked Up to Be…. You guys, I thought I’d have a hard time letting go of the old cover–but as soon as I saw this one? It was not so hard as I thought. And you guys know how much I loved the old … Read More

happiness is clothed piano polishing

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I’m happy! Why, you ask? Well, first these books came in the mail: Danette Haworth’s fantastic and sweet middle-grade debut, Violet Raines Almost Got Struck By Lightning, which I’ve already read and love loved LOVED, C.K. Kelly Martin’s much anticipated–and for good reason–debut, I Know It’s Over (I’m about halfway in and there’s some absolutely incredible voice going on in … Read More