As of 9/18/15, this site has moved to

You can still read my blog posts here (you can also read them on the new site!), but visit for current information on everything else!

Monday, October 12, 2015

YA or Grisly Real-Life Murderer?

I LOVE that YA is dealing with seriously dark stuff lately--psychological struggles teens might face, traumatic events...

...and, of course, serial murderers.

I know I was most deeply in my James Patterson/let's read about a gruesome torturer phase around age 12-13; it shouldn't be particularly surprising that there's a thriving subgenre of YA that's about grisly, HBO-worthy murders.

But can you tell which stories are fiction and which are (horrifyingly) true?

See you you do! (And make sure to scroll down slowly so you don't spoiler yourself!)

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

New Article on Newsweek!

I've always felt like 9-5 jobs were specifically created to replicate the experience of hell on earth.

But it could be worse; I could work one of the jobs I wrote about for Newsweek today.

Friday, September 18, 2015

New website!

Big news (which, if you're reading this on, you can already see): I have a new website!

I like to think it's finally bringing me up to date circa three years ago, a major accomplishment since I'm a.) tech-stupid and b.) old.

I'll be posting information about events, my books, and everything else here, so keep watching it!

...but not that often. Luddites aren't constantly updating their website, for goodness' sake.