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THE UNBOUND is finally HERE!

Hi, lovelies!!

The day has come! The Unbound is finally on shelves.

There was a point in this book’s life when I feared that would never happen.

It’s been such an uphill journey, and I’m just so relieved to have made it here, to the point where the book stops being mine and starts being yours.

From the loss of an editor and in-house champion to a massive crisis of confidence and a sense of creative purgatory, this book has put me through the ringer, but I’m so proud of where it ended up, and I so hope you enjoy it <333

In the vlog I talk about the roller coaster of emotions, and reveal the giveaway winners!! And most of all, I say thank you (I will never say enough thank yous).

Oh and my dog totally hijacks my moment of feels.

Thank you, as ever, for being my rock, my walls, my cheering section. ❤


In which V cannot stop touching her hair oh and also a new UNBOUND teaser!

The title pretty much says it all.

As per usual, leave a comment to enter!

THE UNBOUND teaser #5!!

Hello, lovelies! Happy New Year!

Not only can I say that THE UNBOUND hits shelves this year. I can say it hits shelves this MONTH!

And as we count down to release, it’s time for another teaser!!

You know the rules. Leave a comment below or on the youtube page, and one lucky person will win a signed hardcover of THE UNBOUND!

Cheers, lovelies.


The Unbound teaser #4 (+ giveaway)!

You know the routine, lovelies! A new week, a new vlog, a new giveaway!

Watch the teaser, leave a comment either on the youtube page or down below!

Also, wrack up extra entry points by RTing on Twitter or reposting on Tumblr!

The Unbound Teaser # 3 (+ giveaway)!

Hello, lovelies!

Keeping it nice and simple! Another video, another winner, another teaser, another giveaway! And this week, the winner will get to CHOOSE their prize!

I’ll be posting very soon about the Epic Unbound Preorder Campaign (so epic, you guys) as well as my travel schedule for the book. But I’m still under deadline, so bear with me a little longer!

Without further ado, this week’s video.

THE UNBOUND Teaser #2 (+ Giveaway)!

Hello, lovelies, and welcome to the second installment of the UNBOUND teaser series!

If you don’t know the drill, it’s 9 weeks. 9 video teasers. 9 giveaways.

Watch the video teaser, leave a comment here and/or in the youtube comments section, and one person will win the prize! This week it’s a PRE-ORDER OF THE UNBOUND. It can be from Amazon, B+N, your local store, or anywhere Book Depository ships to!

Last week’s video got 60 comments and 417 views. Can we beat that in week 2?


Countdown to THE UNBOUND. 9 weeks. 9 videos. 9 giveaways.


Hello, lovelies!

I’m currently revising two books at once right now (don’t do this, it’s the worst idea ever, even worse than that horrible cinnamon challenge) so I’ll have to keep this brief, but today marks 9 weeks until THE UNBOUND hits shelves! And that means it’s time to kick this countdown off!

Here’s how it works: every week, I post a teaser video. You simply watch, comment, and someone will win 🙂 Next week, repeat.

Here’s the first video:

May the odds be EVER in your favor.

PS. Nashvillians! I will be working at Parnassus Books on Saturday from 2-3pm as part of the Indies First campaign! Come by! Say hello! Grab a book and a hug.

Star stickers and calendars, oh my! (aka the BEST WRITING TRICK I KNOW)

Hey lovelies!

I’ve been getting asked quite often to explain the “calendar trick” I’m always talking about in regards to writing/accountability/keeping track of work, so here you go! An elusive VLOG.

The star-strewn night that changed everything.

First, I just want to say thank you.

Those two small words never feel like enough, so this week, on Making History, I wanted to tell you a story. It’s a story about one night, a little over a year ago, when I realized, while lying on top of a car, looking up at the stars, that I would do anything in my power to keep living my dream.

Most days are hard and most months–and years–are poor, and every minute of it has been worth it.

I so often say that all I want is to be allowed to keep doing what I do. To keep writing books. To keep living my dream.

And you are all helping me do that.

And all I can say is thank you.

But I want you to know how much your support and love and excitement means to me.

It means everything.

To see today’s video on the star-strewn night that changed everything, click HERE.

MAKING HISTORY…the road so far.

*cues Wayward Son track from Supernatural*

Today this 6th episode of MAKING HISTORY went up over on Hobbitsies. If you click the link, you can watch “The Liverpool Shed and the Spider Named Bob,” in which I talk about moving to the UK and finding myself in, well, A SHED.



In addition to giving you that link, I thought I’d take a moment to recap the road so far, and put the first five videos here for you. Remember, anyone is welcome to join in!






WEEK FIVE isn’t embedding properly, but you can watch it HERE.

And now, WEEK SIX.

And with that, I’m off.