Monday, June 16, 2014

Guest Post on Jessica Brody's Unremembered Monday

We all have days we wish we could erase from our memories, right? Well, the fabulous Jessica Brody (author of Unremembered trilogy) has made a hobby out of collecting these cringe-worthy moments from other authors and posting them on her blog. And today is my turn.

Click here to see what I would choose to unremember if I could. (Get how that plays off Jessica's book title? She's so clever!)

Also fresh today, be sure to check out my interview at YA Series Insiders. I talk spin-off stories and Sour Patch Kids, naturally.

Friday, June 13, 2014

Guest Post on Lauren Oliver's Blog

Happy Friday the 13th everyone!!! 

In honor of this spooky day, I've written a guest blog post about the Ghosts of Future Past for the fabulously generous and super talented author Lauren Oliver's (Before I Fall, Delirium trilogy) site.

Since My Last Kiss is about a ghost and Lauren has an adult novel titled Rooms coming out soon that's about several ghosts, I thought it appropriate--and fun!--to write on the topic of being haunted, not only by creepy crawlies in horror movies, but by the choices we make. (Kinda like Cassidy is literally haunted by her bad choices in MLK. Get the connection? Real cleaver, right?)

Check out the full post here!

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Guest Post on Brittany Geragotelis's Blog

The MY LAST KISS blog tour may be over (*tear*), but the guest posts bonanza keeps on a rollin'. Today the Book Slayer herself, YA author Brittany Geragotelis, graciously hosts me on her site where I discuss why we love to hate Fictional Frenemies oh so much.

From Pretty Little Liars to Mean Girls, pop culture is choked full of backstabbing besties, and I get down to the bottom (or attempt to) of our obsession with them.

Read the post here! And make sure to check out Brittany's witchy series Life's A Witch and her newest novel Kiss & Tell!


Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Guest Post on Jay Asher's Blog

In case you missed it yesterday, for my first ever Guest Post on another author's blog, I "bump into" NYT Bestselling author of Thirteen Reasons Why Jay Asher for an unnecessarily silly/awesome Q & A.
(Oh, look, there's Jay now!)

Click here to join in the laughs! 


Tuesday, June 10, 2014


Well, dear readers, the day has finally come. MY LAST KISS has been released into the wild of bookstores everywhere! Let us take this time to raise a glass to all the super fabulous, beyond dedicated people at my publisher, FSG Books for Young Readers/Macmillan, for being rockstars to work with (minus the hotel trashing far as I know).
To Janine O'Malley, Ksenia Winnicki, Stephanie McKinley, Angie Chen, Elizabeth Clark, and all the other wonderful people that I didn't get the pleasure to know by name thank you from the very bottom (and top and middle!) of my heart.

And to my lovely agent Stacey Glick for being the Ari Gold to my Vinny Chase.

And to the newest members of my team (I can't help feeling like a celeb when I say that even though I'm writing this in my PJs!) the phenomenally hard working and creative ladies at BookSparksPR. You are my Shauna. (Pardon the back-to-back Entourage references.)

On the MLK Blog Tour I will be celebrating with a straight up hilarious Q & A on NYT Bestselling author of Thirteen Reasons Why Jay Asher's website. No big deal except that I did this when I found out.

The next stop on tour today is The Best Books Ever where I reveal the Origin Story of where I got the idea for my debut novel. I'm also taking over the Macteen Books blog today with a post about Finding Out Who You Are By Finding Out Who You Aren't.

After you're done reading all these amazing blog posts, I implore thee to get thyself to the bookstore to buy My Last Kiss.This isn't a threat or anything, but I know some guys with lightsabers if you need some persuading...

But seriously, if you do buy your copy this week, email/message me and I'll mail you a signed bookmark! Thank you all for your support and come back tomorrow for the next stop on the blog tour.

Read full posts here, here, and here respectively.

P.S. There's also a sweet Goodreads Giveaway going on now through June 17th. Click here for you chance to win a FREE copy of MLK!

Monday, June 9, 2014

MY LAST KISS Blog Tour: Day 15

Sweet mother of all that is bookly, there is only 1 day until My Last Kiss officially hits books shelves (though they've already been spotted at Barnes & Noble stores)! Let's all take a moment to...


And we're back. Today on the MY LAST KISS Blog Tour I divulge my Top 10 Fictional Crushes at YA Sisterhood. Then I reveal details about my Road to Publication and more with Literary Rambles. Literary Rambles is also giving away a signed copy of MLK in addition to the mondo giveaway for the tour, so make sure to enter here.

Read both full posts here and here.

Sunday, June 8, 2014

MY LAST KISS Blog Tour: Day 14

Well, today is Day 14 of the MY LAST KISS Blog Tour and the book will officially be out in 2 days (!!!!!), BUT last night I happened upon a stack of them on the Teen shelves at Barnes & Noble, which means each and every one of you can go buy your copy right now (if you so choose, of course. No pressure or anything)!!!
*Insert squealy celebration here*

Okay, after you're done doing a Snoopy dance with me, the tour stops today include a super fun Podcast Interview with the fabulous ladies at Girls in the Stacks and I reveal Character Theme Songs for the cast of My Last Kiss over at Proud Book Nerd.

Read (and listen to!) both posts here and here.


Saturday, June 7, 2014

MY LAST KISS Blog Tour: Day 13

Lots going on on lucky Day 13 of the MY LAST KISS Blog Tour including a shiny new giveaway in addition to the big fantastic tour giveaway!

First, I will be chatting with Books as You Know It (as myself) and then with The Book Rat as a medium of sorts for Cassidy, My Last Kiss's leading ghost-lady, in an extremely awkward/hilarious Character Interview. Don't miss this one guys!

Finally, Free Book Friday (which is my new obsession because they literally give away free books every Friday. I know, right!) is giving away 3 autographed copies of My Last Kiss! The winners will be announce on (lucky) Friday, June 13th, so click here to enter to win now!

Read full interview posts here and here.

Friday, June 6, 2014

MY LAST KISS Blog Tour: Day 12

Once your eyes recover from the 126 minute The Fault in Our Stars movie-induced crying jag, prepare yourself for the biggest stop yet on the MY LAST KISS Blog Tour. I am (finally!) revealing the My Last Kiss Playlist!!! (Note: If you are still suffering from Augustus Cryialus, scroll down and let your ears to the work for you.)

Music is such a huge part of my writing process. Song lyrics are notorious for triggering ideas for my next book and for helping set the right mood for the scene I'm working on or to get into the head of a character and connect with his/her emotions.

Before I roll out the playlist, I must encourage you all to BUY THE MUSIC!!! I've included a playlist widget so you can enjoy the songs here on my site, but I can't stress enough that if you love the songs please please slap down the $1.25 on iTunes for the real deal.

I've also included links to music videos for each song. I decided upon the most obscured, sometimes acoustic, versions to highlight how talented the musicians are (which is why you should buy their music!) and how powerful the songs are.

Okay, without further ado, I give you...
The My Last Kiss Playlist

My Last Kiss A side by BethDazzled on Grooveshark

Metric - Help, I'm Alive link
The Band Perry - If I Die Young link
Biffy Clyro - Many of Horror (Ethan's theme song) link
Eisley - Ambulance link
All-American Rejects - The Cigarette Song link
Ingrid Michaelson - Ghost link
Broken Social Scene - Love Will Tear Us Apart link
Orelia - Suggestions (Cassidy & Caleb) link
Tonight Alive - Amelia link
Regina Spektor - Eet link
Imperial Mammoth - Requiem on Water link
Dashboard Confessionals - Ghost of a Good Thing link
The Wealthy West - Give Me Resurrection link
Taylor Swift - Last Kiss link
Radiohead - Videotape (Cassidy & Ethan's song) link

Enjoy the jams!

Thursday, June 5, 2014

MY LAST KISS Blog Tour: Day 11

Today on the MY LAST KISS Blog Tour I chat with Brittany over at Book Addicts Guide (where we gush about the band Metric, The Princess Bride, and Patrick Swayze amongst other things), and I reveal my first ever Fictional Crush at Anna Reads!

Can you guess who it is? Big hint: it's 80s-tastic!

Read both full posts here and here.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

MY LAST KISS Blog Tour: Day 10

Day 10 of the My Last Kiss Blog Tour starts off with a fun Q & A with my fellow Michigander The Hiding Spot and ends at Reader Girls where I explain the Ghostly Rules that challenge--and sometimes cause a sparkle or two--the main character, Cassidy.

Read both full posts here and here.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

MY LAST KISS Blog Tour: Day 9

In honor of it being exactly 1 week(!!) before My Last Kiss comes out, today's stop of the MLK Blog Tour gets personal with a Guest Post on the absolutely fabulous Amy Plum's blog. We both recorded video clips telling the Stories of our First Kisses. Amy's also giving away a signed copy of My Last Kiss and her latest novel After the End. Go, enter now!
(Puppies kissing = eat face)
There's also a Character Interview at Supernatural Snark with Cassidy's boyfriend Ethan. Find out his side of the story here

Read both full posts here and here.

Monday, June 2, 2014

MY LAST KISS Blog Tour: Day 8

Today on the MY LAST KISS Blog Tour  I share an exclusive look inside My Last Kiss with Miss Page-Turner and discuss what my inspirations were for the main character's Ghostly Appearance.

Then I talk about the bands that serve as my Musical Inspirations over at Michelle & Leslie's Book Picks.

Read both full posts here and here. And don't forget to enter the My Last Kiss giveaway here to win a signed book and lots of other goodies!


Sunday, June 1, 2014

MY LAST KISS Blog Tour: Day 7

Day 7 of the MY LAST KISS Blog Tour is a double dose of behind the pages insider info revealed! 

First visit Tales of a Ravenous Reader to see the My Last Kiss Pinspiration Board on Pinterest. Then go on an "Easter egg" Hunt at YAreads where I reveal the meaning behind never before shared hidden goodies in the novel.

Read full posts here and here.