Created for Necessity, Employed for Passion

"What's in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet"

Let's build a world. Explore what we believe by writing. In many ways my characters’ experiences with fate, destiny and free-will mirror my own. What is up to us and what isn’t? It’s one of the great questions of the human experience, I think. But no matter what is for us to control, we must own the identity. You’re a writer if you write. Period. Writing is a lovely way to spend one’s time. Enjoy it. And I hope you enjoy my writing here.

Friday, June 8, 2012


Hey guys! Well, BEA is officially over and it was one. awesome. week. So awesome, in fact, that I am spending today in bed sipping on Kombucha and promising my body I will not go to the cupcake place again! It was totally worth it, tho.

I thought I'd give you guys a little recap... in photos!

Okay, so, full confession: I slid into BEA week off a weekend in Miami with my girlfriends. See pics below:


It was super fun but I needed a lot of this when I returned:

Green juice!

Anyway... then it was BEA.

Tuesday was crazy busy and crazy fun. I woke up in the morning to do a radio interview--- I think it was, like, 6 am.

Then in the afternoon I had cocktails with the folks at my fabulous publisher, Simon and Schuster. It was fun but then I had to run to the Teen Author Carnival!

I did two panels--- one called "What's In A Name?" (Wonder where they got that title, huh?) and another on "keeping it realistic." It was super good times but alas, I have no pics!

Then it was off to my agency, Foundry's, party in Greenpoint--- and oh man, was that a par-tay. There were girls on roller skates and a huge projection screen with vintage Coppola. Here is a pic of me and my bestie Hannah:

WEDNESDAY was the AMAZING blogger event with The Reading Teen! I have never in my life seen such a magnificent view of Manhattan. Check it out, you guys:

New York was so sparkly!

I had an awesome time with my friends Jenny Han and Julia Devillers:

And my lovely Jess Rothenberg!

I signed all the giftbag books of When You Were Mine--- 60 total!

COOLEST THING EVER: I won these flowers that were HAND CRAFTED by Amy at Reading Teen and made completely out of Wuthering Heights and Harry Potter which you KNOW are my two lucky books! I nearly died and now they are in the most specialist spot in my apartment:

THURSDAY was a debut author event at the lovely Books of Wonder! I got to meet all kinds of fabulous new authors and readers. Here I am with the ever hilarious Meredith Zeitlin:

And here I am NOW. Friday am, sunglasses in bed, no plans on leaving:

Until TOMORROW-- SATURDAY--- When I am going to Books of Wonder with the wonderful Lauren Oliver and our other friends! Please, please come visit us. Here are the event details:

Hope you all had a great week and it was SO lovely to see so many of your smiling faces.




  1. So glad you were able to attend our Rooftop Party in NYC! The best time! So lovely to be with you. All the best, Liza

  2. You won the flowers?? I'm jealous! Those were gorgeous. And so was that rooftop! I think when I move to Manhattan I'm going to sneak up to the solarium and see how long I can camp out there before someone kicks me out. Probably not long, but it'd be worth it!