Cover Reveal!!!!

Trial by Fire

Many, many, many thanks to the team over at Feiwel and Friends for doing such an amazing job.

Tell me what you all think.  Hope you like it!! <3




My New Series!

Some big news!  My next series, CRUCIBLE, has found a great home!  It will be published by Feiwel and Friends, which is an imprint at Macmillan here in the US.  Jean Feiwel is my editor, and I couldn’t be happier about that.  She edited the BABYSITTER’S CLUB, and she was the editor who brought HARRY POTTER to the US.  I’ve already had the pleasure of doing the first (and biggest) edit on CRUCIBLE with her, and I already know we make a fantastic team.

I am SO EXCITED for you all to see what I’ve come up with for my next series.  It’s even more epic than STARCROSSED, and I think it has an even sexier love story.  I can’t freaking wait for you all to meet Lily and Rowan.  The first book will be out in early fall of 2014, and while that seems like a long way away, Feiwel and Friends fast-tracked the book as much as they could.  It  takes a while for publishers to gear up for a big release like this.

I hope you all enjoy CRUCIBLE as much as you did STARCROSSED.  Heck, I hope you love it more.  I couldn’t be happier to be presenting this as my next series, or more proud to be part of the Feiwel and Friends family.

Lots of Love,


P.S. Here’s the official PRESS RELEASE in case you’d like to read it


Italia Qui Vengo!

I know, I know.  It’s been way too long.  I have a great excuse for my absence but I can’t talk about it just yet.  Soon though.  :)

What I can talk about is my upcoming trip to Italy.  I will be there the first week of September; in Milan the 4th, and in Mantova the 6th and 7th.

Check out the links below to find out more information.

Milan, September 4th

Mantova, September 6th

Mantova, September 7th

Lo non vedo l’ora!!!




And the winners of the last GODDESS ARCS are…

Fien Verniers

Leah Sullivan

Jennifer Green

Katherina Barney

Grace Martin

Patrycja Zaśko

Rachel Gibbons

Cianna Fernandez

Donna Lawrence

Congratulations to all of you!!! Please email me your mailing addresses and I will send out your ARCS ASAP. My email address can be found in the CONTACT section of my website.

These are the last ARCs, but for those of you who didn’t win, don’t worry,  GODDESS comes out May 24th in the UK and May 28th in the US, so the wait isn’t too much longer.

Thanks to everyone who added to the Gratitude List and left me something to be happy about.  It was a great way to brighten my day, and I hope yours as well.

Speak soon!!




Last call to enter the GODDESS giveaway!

Just a reminder that the deadline to enter is this coming Friday. Don’t miss out. I’m giving away 9 ARCS of GODDESS!


Final GODDESS ARC Giveaway!!


Can ONE woman give away NINE advanced reader’s copies in THREE weeks?

Heck yeah.

What we have here is a regular bonanza. And I need a bonanza because I got really sad this week.

Boston hasn’t been my home in many years, but my family is still there, and the Boston Marathon has always been a big event for us. It goes right through the center of my hometown–Ashland–and my clan and I are accustomed to hanging out in a relative’s front yard, shaking our heads at the lunatics jogging by who still have about 22 miles to go before they hit Heartbreak Hill.

This year, heartbreak happened after the hill.

I have a lot to be grateful for. My eldest sister Margaret was at the finish line to cheer in a friend who had run the marathon. Luckily, her friend ran the marathon in three hours and six minutes, so Mags was long gone before the bombing–but to tell you all the truth, I’m still a little shaky over that one.

I think we’re all a little shaky over this one, even people who have never been to Boston, so I want to give something a try. When I was in high school, I started this circling note called “The Things To be Happy About List”. I would list things that made me happy, like: That street lights know exactly when to turn on at night. Or: The way laughter and yawns are both contagious, but neither of them kill you. I then passed the note around encouraging other people to add things they were happy about to the list, and on and on it went.

In light of the tragedy in Boston, I think we all need to remind ourselves of what’s really important. I know I do.

As always, I want all of you to chime in. To lift my spirits–and maybe to lift yours–I want everyone to leave a comment telling me one thing you are grateful for today, and we can start a new list.

A Gratitude List.

Me? I’m grateful my sister’s friend is a really fast runner.

Your turn.

The giveaway ends Friday, May 10th, and as always, it is international.

In order to enter simply fill out the Rafflecopter entry form below.

a Rafflecopter giveaway


And the winner of my giveaway is…

Eli Yanti

Congratulations, Eli!!!  Email me your mailing address and I will send your goodies out to you ASAP.

And, last but not least, the winners of the Spring 2013 Scavenger Hunt are…

For Red Team:

For Blue Team:
Gabby A

Each of these winners has been contacted by email already.

As for the blog post question, I would pick LOVE 100%!  Fame seems lonely, and annoying… unless you like the paparazzi.  ;)

Anyway, thank you all for participating.  For those of you who didn’t win, you’ll be happy to hear that I have 10, yes TEN, GODDESS ARCS to give away in the next few weeks.  

So don’t stray too far!



Welcome to the 2013 Spring YA Scavenger Hunt!

Hi!  I’m Josie.


And this tri-annual event was first organized by the amazing Colleen Houck as a way to give readers a chance to gain access to exclusive bonus material from their favorite authors…and a chance to win some awesome prizes!
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Starcrossed City

As promised here’s the short story I wrote for World Book Day.

Hope you enjoy!


I’ve always hated the first day of school. Even worse is the first day of school in a new city. It would be easier if we didn’t move so much. If I could just stay put in one school for long enough I’m sure the other kids would get used to the way I look, maybe even start to accept me. I guess it doesn’t really matter anymore. I’m a senior this year. All I have to do is survive until graduation.

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And the winner of the 2nd Goddess ARC is…

Amy Zhao

Congratulations, Amy!!

Send me your email address and I will get the ARC out to you ASAP.

I can’t believe how many comments you all left me. I must have hit a nerve with the whole “friend or boyfriend” question. Either that or you all really, really want and ARC!

But seriously, there has been so much support building for the release of GODDESS and your excitement has been such a thrill for me. Thank you all so much. It means the world to me.

As to what I would do if I had to choose between a friend and a boyfriend who hate each other. This is a tough one (which is why I went to all of you for help).

Something in me says that as long as the guy isn’t doing something abusive, the friend should suck it up, take a step back, and wait for the relationship to crash and burn on its own anyway. When your best friend—the person who knows you better than anyone—hates your man, the odds are that it won’t work out with him anyway. And when the inevitable break up happens, the best friend can swoop in with take-out under one arm and a dartboard with the jerk’s face on it under the other.

But as soon as I write that, it seems so…icky. Like friendships aren’t as important as romantic relationships, and that’s not the case as far as I’m concerned.

Anyway, thank you all for your opinions.

Stay tuned for another ARC giveaway and… some exciting news!  ;)



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