Nine Reasons I Don’t Participate in NaNoWriMo

Nine Reasons I Don’t Participate in NaNoWriMo

It’s November, which means National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo, for those of you who are down with the lingo. I applaud all of you that participate, and will cheer you on from the sidelines, but I’m not a NaNoer, myself. In this month’s YA...

Writing sequels and reboots

My post this month at YA Outside the Lines begins with an interesting choice for a vanity license plate and then looks at the challenges of writing reboots and sequels as I struggle to write a sequel and think about the imperfect Netflix Arrested Development reboot....

New Planet Alissa video

This is just a quick update video on my Planet Alissa YouTube channel. It sort of turned into a rant about some of the issues of working from home. Sorry about that. More Planet Alissa videos are coming...
Signed Books Are Now Available!

Signed Books Are Now Available!

I’m excited to announce that signed copies of all of my books are now available in my Etsy shop Planet Alissa. When checking out please use the Note to Seller box if you would like the book personalized to your and let me know how you would like it made it out:...
A New Awkward Author Video — What?

A New Awkward Author Video — What?

You might think I had completely abandoned my Awkward Author YouTube channel. After all, it has been over nine months since I last posted a video, but I’ve got some exciting news. I actually made a new Awkward Author video. Crazy, right? Okay, it might not be...
Talking about My Tween and Teen Decorating Choices

Talking about My Tween and Teen Decorating Choices

This month at YA Outside the Lines we’re writing about our celebrity crushes, so I decided to take a trip back to the bedroom of my tween and teen years that featured a very large poster of Michael J. Fox and a whole lot of flamingos. This musing naturally led...

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