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About Devine Intervention

"Frequently hysterical ... devastatingly honest writing that surprises with its occasional beauty and hits home with the keenness of its insight." 

—Kirkus Reviews, starred review


"So much fun... an insightful story about seizing life for all it’s worth while you have the chance."

—Publishers Weekly

"It is a pleasure to read a writer who so delights in language, and who writes so captivatingly in a teen voice with such imaginative description."

— Los Angeles Times

“This is a love story. Not a romantic love story, but a story of the development of a deep caring relationship with another being. Humorous and sad at times, it brings us to ask ourselves what we think about heaven and how we get there. Believable and fast-paced, it keeps us reading to the end.”

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Costco! My book + 200 muffins = yes

My pals on the You Are Next tour and I are headed to the Issaquah Costco on April 27. This is your chance to buy my book AND frozen corndogs AND an unholy variety of paper products ALL AT THE SAME TIME.

Seriously, though, if you're in the Seattle area, please stop by. We promise all sorts of giveaways. We will also help you with your shopping. We'll put the free samples directly into your mouth so you don't have to tire your hands. That's how much we'd love to see you there.


A Great Question about Author Events

Awkward questions are the best. So often, those are the ones EVERYONE has but is afraid to ask--and this one is timely for me as I leave in a few hours for a stop in Los Angeles with my three tour partners, Sean Beaudoin, Kevin Emerson, and Cat Patrick.

Do I have to buy all four books, one reader wondered.

Answer? Heck no!

In my perfect world, of course, everyone would have an unlimited book budget and equally unlimited shelf space. It looks like this.

As the picture demonstrates, though, only statues live in a perfect world.

When authors visit bookstores, they hope people buy their books. Mostly, though, they just hope people show up and enjoy themselves. Almost every author you ever talk to will have a story about that time she went to a store and sat by herself at a table while people behaved like avoidant bacteria spores in the presence of deadly penicillin.

If you can show up at an author event, you are supporting an author. If you check that author's book out of the library, you are supporting an author. If you read an author's book and mention on your blog, on Twitter, on Facebook or in real life, it helps an author.

Buying books is also important when you're able to, particularly when those books are not already bestsellers. That helps keep a variety of stories and a diversity of voices available and in general make reading more interesting.

Here's to all the readers supporting us in so many ways. We can't wait to see you in Southern California and beyond.


Things That Happen in My Basement

Fred, Velma, Shaggy and Daphne! Thanks to the ever excellent Adam Berliant for snapping the photo.

I don't think this requires a whole lot of words. Let me just say that I'm incredibly proud to be touring the country in the Mystery Machine with Fred, Shaggy, and Daphne. I'm sorry we had to leave Scooby behind, but someone (KEVIN) has allergies.

You can catch me and the Scooby gang in Southern California later this week--including all day at Disneyland on March 30. You're invited to this. Click here to RSVP.

And here are the details of our bookstore visits: