My book won another award!
On February 13, 2009 | 0 Comments

Hi everyone, “Perfect on Paper” won the genre-based fiction category of the 2008 DIY Book Festival for independent publishing. They’re even having an awards ceremony next month at the American Film Institute in Hollywood — yahoo! For these awards, “genre-based fiction” is books in the mystery/thriller/romance categories. Not sure how I feel about being labeled a *cough* romance […]

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Two amazing days in Utah
On February 5, 2009 | 0 Comments

I just got back from a whirlwind trip to Salt Lake City that I will never forget. On Monday night I spoke to the Delta Gamma house at the University of Utah. The members there were incredibly warm, enthusiastic and welcoming. After I was done telling my story, one girl even came up to me and […]

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Perfect on Paper wins a “Book Bloggers Top 10 of 2008” award!
On December 29, 2008 | 0 Comments

Hi everyone…great news! My book won the women’s literature category of the “Book Bloggers Top 10 of 2008” awards. And apparently it got more votes than ANY book! Click here if you’d like to check it out:   Yay!! Happy New Year, Maria

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Take 10 seconds to help “Perfect on Paper” win an award!
On December 4, 2008 | 0 Comments

Hi everyone! I just found out that my book is up for a “best of 2008” award on a blog that is putting out a call for book bloggers and book lovers to vote. So if you could take 10 seconds to vote for “Perfect on Paper,” I would really appreciate it! Here’s the link- […]

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Back to “Bear Territory”
On November 25, 2008 | 0 Comments

Last night I had the sincere (and surreal) pleasure of speaking at the Delta Gamma house at UC Berkeley, the same house where I myself lived way back when. Wow. Speaking to the girls about my book and how I ended up writing it was a lot of fun, and it was extremely rewarding to feel their […]

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“Perfect on Paper” chosen as a top book of 2008!
On November 20, 2008 | 0 Comments

Ok so it’s not the Pulitzer Prize, but check out what The Blue Archipelago recently posted!

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Drink with a real fan!
On November 13, 2008 | 0 Comments

Last night I met an actual fan- it was so nice! She had emailed me to tell me how much she loved my book and that she’d love to meet me sometime. So I said sure- and it was really quite amazing to be honest. Here’s this sweet girl, fresh out of college and new to San […]

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Freezing in the Windy City
On November 11, 2008 | 0 Comments

I was in Chicago Sunday and yesterday to speak to the DGs at DePaul University– about 60 of them! I was a little nervous to speak to such a large group, but I had a good time. They were a sweet, receptive bunch, and several of the girls told me I was an inspiration to […]

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Waverly in Salt Lake City?
On October 30, 2008 | 0 Comments

Wow- just got an email from the president of the Cal Berkeley alumni club in Salt Lake City. He (yes HE!) loved my book and wants to organize a book signing event for me out there. How cool! My old roommate Suzanne (who lived with me in Waverly’s infamous Pac Heights apartment in San Francisco) is out there […]

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Great review on The Book Czar
On October 10, 2008 | 0 Comments

Hey everyone, The Book Czar just called my book “A truly unforgettable read and one of the best books of the year.” Yahoo!!

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