End of 2016 Round Up

My year in stats:
--Books published: 2
--Books written: 1 + 1/2 + 1/2
--Speaking events & festivals: 36
--Books read: 37
--Favorite book(s) read: ECHO by Pam Munoz Ryan, BONE GAP by Laura Ruby, AND I DARKEN by Kiersten White, UPROOTED by Naomi Novak
--Top obsessions of 2016: WESTWORLD, beekeeping, Savannah GA, podcasts (so many podcasts), waiting anxiously for ROGUE ONE to come out
--Proudest Work Moments: keynoting an SCBWI conference; teaching a 10-week writing course; THE SECRET HORSES OF BRIAR HILL getting three starred reviews, an Indie Next List pick, on "best of" lists by Shelf Awareness and Kirkus, and featured in TIME magazine!

Looking forward to 2017, I have the conclusion to the Cage series, THE GAUNTLET, hitting shelves on May 23, as well as some news I hope to share soon about the *magical* new YA series I've been secretly working on!

Sending happy reading wishes to all of you out there. Here's to a great start to 2017, a new year with new possibilities!