It’s Beach Season…and that means, it’s Summer Reading Time!

Posted Jun 5 2017 in , , , , , ,

If you’re like me and love reading on the beach, I’ve got a contest for you!  Details are right here: http://jessicaruddick.com/giveaways/ya-beach-reads-giveaway/     

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RT Booklovers’ Convention! I’ll be there; will you?

Posted Apr 30 2017 in , , ,

    Hi! *waves from under a pile of clothing to pack* I’m packing like crazy for my flight tomorrow. I’ll be in Atlanta by dinner time for my first ever RT Booklovers Convention! (May 2-7th). I’ve alreadys shipped some cool swag and prizes.  You can find me out and about and I’ll definitely be […]

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5 out of 5 Fence Gates to WRECKLESS by Bria Quinlan

Posted Jul 25 2013 in , , ,

It’s not often a book surprises me but this one did. When I heard the title, I anticipated main characters getting into trouble – lots and lots of it. I expected regret and angst and attempts to undo mistakes. I’ll say this – I didn’t get what I expected. I got better. Bria’s Wreckless is […]

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Confession: I was bullied as an adult

Posted Apr 22 2013 in , ,

Join me over at YA Outside the Lines. I’m blogging about adult bullying. 

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Today I’m at YA Outside the Lines

Posted Apr 22 2013 in , ,

I’m blogging at YA Outside the Lines today. Stop by? In today’s blog, I talk about a bad boss and being bullied as an adult. 

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Rock the Drop!

Posted Apr 18 2013 in , ,

Happy to participate in this year’s ROCK THE DROP!  If you’re in Islandia, look for SEND in public places 🙂 

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YA Outside the Lines

Posted Mar 22 2013 in ,

Join me at YA Outside the Lines today where we’re talking about new beginnings.  For me, a change in attitude taught me a lesson. 

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4 out of 5 Macarons for Gayle Forman’s JUST ONE DAY

Posted Feb 28 2013 in , , , ,

This month’s Book Hungry selection was JUST ONE DAY by Gayle Forman and there are some minor spoilers here. I bought my copy of JUST ONE DAY while at Laurie Crompton Boyle’s launch party for BLAZE – which you must also read, if you haven’t already. I’m a huge fan of Gayle’s work – my […]

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Cover Reveal for TMI!

Posted Jan 15 2013 in , , ,

TMI, my second book with Sourcebooks Fire expected Fall, 2013, HAS A COVER AND IT’S GORGEOUS!  Tell me what you think. Lie to me if you must 🙂 

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Spreading the Word: Empathy

Posted Dec 10 2012 in , , , , , , , , ,

Ever since SEND was released last August, I’ve been talking about bullying and ways to help end it.  Last week, I had the great pleasure of addressing my day job colleagues at a Lunch & Learn event. Every month, our Parenting Network schedules a different hour for parents looking to benefit from the experiences of […]

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