Category Archives: Travel

My Grand Book Tour

With the recent release of Clean Burn, I embarked on a grand, coast-to-coast book tour. I made numerous stops at Barnes and Noble locations and independent bookstores, autographing stock on hand and meeting and greeting store managers and my adoring … Continue reading

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Where I’ll Be, When I’ll Be There, and What I’m Doing

I’ve got two great events coming up for Tankborn and Awakening, the first two books in my young adult science fiction trilogy. One event is in the Sacramento CA area, and the second is in Reno NV. I’m also going to … Continue reading

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Desert Island Necessities (What does an author really need?)

Imagine, if you will, that your cruise ship hit an iceberg, encountered a hurricane or wandered into the Bermuda Triangle. You’ve managed to escape unscathed and have landed on a desert island all by your lonesome. Abundant food is everywhere, … Continue reading

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Discover-a-whatilbee?

Six authors walk into a hotel room (two of them virtually)…and find themselves in a Facebook/Twitter/Pinterest/Triberr/Goodreads/Shelfari/Hootsuite madhouse. All in the pursuit of discoverability. Back in October, I attended the annual Novelists, Inc conference in White Plains, NY. We all learned … Continue reading

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Mrs. Sandler Goes to Washington

After a short weekend visit to NYC to attend the winter conference of the Society of Children’s Writers and Illustrators, I took the train down to DC to visit family. Since I’m under deadline on REVOLUTION, the third book of … Continue reading

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Road Trip Memories

This week, YA Highway’s Road Trip Wednesday asks the question, What’s the most dramatic road trip you’ve ever been on? What immediately pops into my mind might not have been a dramatic road trip, but it left wonderful, indelible memories. … Continue reading

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Micro Booksigning in DC

I just got back from downtown DC where I  toured the Capital and had lunch with my son. No trip to a big, unfamiliar city would be complete without at least one episode of me getting completely lost. There was … Continue reading

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Hurricane Virgin Update #Sandy

I think I might still be a hurricane virgin. If there’s an opposite end of “got the worst of it,” that would be us here in NW DC. The wind shook the house a bit, the rain was getting close … Continue reading

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Hurricane Virgin #SANDY

As someone who grew up in Southern California, I grew up being freaked out by earthquakes and wildfires. I live in NorCal now, in a seismically stable area that’s nevertheless just as much at risk of wildland fires. When I … Continue reading

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#LA12SCBWI – Day 3

A day that started great, including a killer chocolate mousse for lunch dessert, then got a little weird on the way home (an accident that trapped me and hundreds of other motorists for an hour on Highway 99). The conference … Continue reading

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