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Denver BookBar Children’s BookFest 2018

Posted at Oct 6, 2018 4:16 pm

Denver BookBar Children's BookFest posterI’m excited to participate in the 2nd Annual Denver BookBar Children’s Book Fest!

Join me to celebrate local children’s and YA authors. I’ll be speaking from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. with my friend, the fabulous YA author Colleen

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Boulder Bookstore Signing

Posted at Aug 20, 2018 12:45 am

Join Rebekah Crane, Kelly deVos and me for a fun YA book chat! More information on the Boulder Bookstore website.






When: Saturday, August

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Meet Four YA Authors!

Posted at Jul 8, 2018 12:30 pm


photo of authors Brenda Drake, Lisa Brown Roberts, Darcy Woods and Pintip Dunn


Join us for a fun night of book chatting! Meet YA authors Brenda Drake, Pintip Dunn, Darcy Woods and me!

Games, Q&A, and prizes!

Date: Monday, July 16, 2018

Time: 7:00 –

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Tattered Cover Teen Book Con – November 2-3, 2018

Posted at Jun 10, 2018 12:37 pm

I’m thrilled to participate in the Tattered Cover Teen Book Con!

Date: Friday, November 2, 2018 –  YA Author Happy Hour (adults only) 

Location: Tattered Cover, Colfax location 

Date: Saturday, November 3, 2018 – Author sessions and panels for teens

Location: Littleton High School 


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Spies, Lies, and Allies Book Release Fun!

Posted at Jun 3, 2018 6:12 pm

May 2018 was a whirlwind of book release fun for Spies, Lies, and Allies! There’s nothing quite like launching a book baby into the world of readers. 

I had a fabulous time at my launch party at the Tattered Cover, Aspen Grove store (wearing my Princess Leia hair buns), and

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Athena Award Finalist!

Posted at Jul 19, 2017 2:30 pm

I’m thrilled to announce THE REPLACEMENT CRUSH is a finalist for the 2017 Athena Award in the contemporary YA category. This is the first year of the Athena Award, sponsored by the Young Adult Chapter of the Romance Writers of America,

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Aspen Gold Award!

Posted at Oct 19, 2016 8:00 am


I had a lovely surprise at the Heart of Denver RWA mini-conference last Saturday. My YA rom-com PLAYING THE PLAYER won the 2016 Aspen Gold Readers’ Choice Award in the YA category! I was so thrilled to receive this award

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Never Apologize for Loving Romance!

Posted at Sep 27, 2016 6:00 am

“The categorical dismissal of the most-read genre in the world reveals ignorance, not intellectual superiority.” – Kristan Higgins (bestselling contemporary romance author)

Unlike a lot of romance authors, I didn’t grow up binge-reading romance novels. My mom was an English teacher and encouraged all of my reading- except “those books” weren’t

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Book Signing 9/20/2016

Posted at Sep 12, 2016 6:11 pm

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Star Trek’s 50th Anniversary!

Posted at Sep 8, 2016 10:28 am

spock-and-meIn honor of Star Trek’s 50th anniversary, I’m sharing this excerpt from THE REPLACEMENT CRUSH, in which Dallas and Vivian discuss their mutual admiration for the Star Trek universe.


“Moving here gives you an opportunity to fulfill your mission.” I gestured vaguely

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