December 27, 2017 by Kiersi
If there’s anything that 2017 has taught me, it’s that nothing is always good—nor always bad.
For every political low, there’s been a personal high for me.
I proposed to my partner right after the election. I got married to the most generous, loving person in the world while everything was on fire.
In the middle of it all, I published a series of Middle-Grade books with my delightful co-author, Amber J. Keyser. But there, too, have been so many ups and downs.
Release day for Quartz Creek Ranch: UP!
Realizing life goes on as usual even after your book comes out: DOWN.
My first eight-year-old fan telling me he read my book not once, but twice: UP!
Seeing my first royalty statement: DOWN.
The radical shifts from high to low and back to high again haven’t stopped since the book launch, either. Every day on this road is an emotional roller coaster. (more…)
Category Author News, Personal, Publishing, The Writing Life | Tags: Honor Code,young adult | 2 Comments
February 21, 2016 by Kiersi
Hot dang, it has been a wild week around here.
I’ll be posting tomorrow or the next day about what’s going on in QUARTZ CREEK RANCH land, but today, I have a super special announcement to make:
I’m going to have TWO Young Adult novels published by Carolrhoda Lab!
Here’s the deal announcement in Publisher’s Weekly:
So a little background on these two books, because they both have a story.
HONOR CODE has some pretty deep roots in my feminist heart, even though the subject was originally Alix’s brainchild. The novel takes place at a private boarding school on the east coast—an elite institution that’s been educating and refining the rich and powerful for over a century. (more…)
Category Author News, Literary Agents, Publishing | Tags: agents,announcement,book of the heart,Carolrhoda Lab,feminism,Game of Thrones,Gossip Girl,high fantasy,Lord of the Rings,private school,privilege,young adult | 5 Comments