Every other thought – excitement about the planet,  anticipation for my parents’ return, fear of the monsters outside –all of that is gone as my eyes and my heart focus on the blood leaking down Elder’s chest.


September Book Photo Challenge: Favorite Cover

Currently reading Across the Universe by Beth Revis.


Last night, my newsletter subscribers were the first to see the awesome cover for my latest book, The Body Electric designed by IceyDesigns!

What do you think? I love the circuit board background and the bees and bugs bursting from the back of the girl’s head…something deeply symbolic to the book.  



Okay. Here is my (very poor) color version of a drawing that I did a few weeks ago. I only have Photoshop CS2, and a tiny tablet (smaller than a mass market paperback) to work with, so all things considered, I am pleased-ish with the results. While I was coloring, I wondered if Amy’s genetic mods would pass to her scrappy little kid, or if her base DNA kick back in. Green eyes or blue???? Whatever whatever I did what I want. Also, here is a pic I got of Beth when she visited Tattered Cover in Denver a few years ago. It turned slightly blurry. Curse you technology!! Come back someday Beth so I can stalk you…er…get my books signed. :)




My YA Illustrations — Part 3
Across the Universe by Beth Revis

Floating immobile in the ice, as still and silent as this empty room, is a girl. … I stare down at her. She is the most beautiful thing I have ever seen …



I’ve been hinting at this rather a lot, but The Body Electric does not take place in America…in fact, it takes place in a part of the world that is rarely written about.

Your task: take a guess as to where the book is located. There are LOTS of clues out there—in fact one person has already messaged me with a guess that is correct, and that’s before I’ve posted all the clues. 

Once you know what country the story takes place in—or have a pretty good guess—ENTER HERE for a chance to win a signed, limited edition of the novel. Only 350 copies of this limited edition will be made, and one person who enters here will get one—early. 

Reblogging and otherwise sharing the contest and/or subscribing to my newsletter gets you extra entries! I may have to make up an additional prize for whoever best mocks that mock turtleneck. I mean honestly.

Anonymous asked: Is there any chance AtU becoming a movie? anything we can do to make it happen?


There IS a chance! I have a film agent who’s shopping the books around. There’s really nothing much you or I can do at this point (unless you’re a major Hollywood producer, in which case, hi, you’re pretty, let’s meet up), but it couldn’t hurt for you to wish upon a star for Elder to be a real boy.

missbeska asked: Hello! I hope this isn't akward, but I just wanted to tell you that "Across the Universe" is the first sci fi novel I really read completely and it changes my prejudices about that genre. Now I think, I will read more of those books. So, I just wanted to thank you for showing me that I can enjoy that gerne, too :) so have a nice day!


Thank you so much! If you’re looking for some more SF recs, try:

  • Salvage by Alexandra Duncan
  • These Broken Stars by Meagan Spooner and Amie Kaufman
  • Cinder by Marissa Meyer
  • Black Hole Sun by David McInnis Gill

And those are just the ones with spaceships! :) 


I’m addicted and I just can’t get enough


Book Photo Challenge

July 17: Rainbow

Books in order (L-R): Alienation (Jon S. Lewis), Catching Fire (Suzanne Collins), Captives (Jill Williamson), A Million Suns (Beth Revis), Spunk & Bite (Arthur Plotnik), The Final Storm (Wayne Thomas Batson), Invasion (Jon S. Lewis), Sky Blue (Travis Thrasher), Mockingjay (Suzanne Collins), The Door Within (Wayne Thomas Batson), and The Rise of the Wyrm Lord (Wayne Thomas Batson)


June Book Haul on The Book Castle


Reactions to the first lines in my upcoming book, The Body ElectricPerfect response is perfect.


Review on The Book Castle


It is like a piece of my soul had been lost, empty, and it is now filled with the light of a million stars.