Archive | April, 2009

Level 5 Alert

It’s been the craziest week already, hasn’t it? The World Health Organization has raised their alert level to 5, the second-highest level, because of the swine flu…. …and yet, more people die every year of ordinary flu than have ever died of this one, and they’ve never raised their alert level before. Go figure. Here’s […]

Fun ‘n Flu

Okay…don’t lie: How many of you woke up today convinced you had swine flu? (Hand raised.) What it is it about international pandemics that brings out the total hypocondriacs in (some of) us? Seriously, I woke up with a pounding head and burning eyes and was like, “This is it. I’m dying.” I didn’t even […]

Contests and Read Our Lips!

Yes! Another episode of Read Our Lips is up! Michele and I tackle some important issues in this one, such as what to do if you’ve never been kissed (we hear about this problem a lot). We also hear from a young lady who fears that she acts like a ditz around boys. And I […]

Idea Cemetery

My house got struck by lightning, causing me to lose my wifi connection! It only got back and up and running now, so my apologies for the lack of blog posts. I was, however, posting things to Twitter whenever I could find a wireless hotspot, which turned out to be practically never since I don’t […]

Being Nikki Sneak Peek

As promised, here’s an exclusive sneak peek excerpt of Being Nikki, the sequel to Airhead, due in stores May 5! Click here to read it (and scroll down). And don’t forget, Airhead is new in paperback in stores this week! Enjoy! More later. Much love, Meg

Good News/Bad News

Okay, so the bad news is: There will be no new Read Our Lips (my advice vlog with Dr. Michele Jaffe) this Friday. The good news is: Instead, I will be putting up a sneak peek to Being Nikki, due in stores May 5! The reason there will be no new Read Our Lips is […]

Amazon Fail Sunday*

I finally finished the book I’ve been working on (Allie Finkle #5, Birthday Bash), and I slept till noon today! I had breakfast for lunch and I’ll probably have lunch for dinner, and now I have to get started on the next book (Airhead #3) I have due. It’s all just crazy. But not as […]

Read Our Lips #3: Trash Talking, Boys who are just using you, and Meg’s jelly belly

Do you ever have one of those days where you wake up and go to put on some jeans, and maybe they’re jeans you haven’t put on in a while, but they used to fit, and now you can’t even button them anymore? And so you decide maybe they shrank in the wash. But just […]

Teenage Zombies

As I’m writing this I’m watching the worst movie I’ve seen in a while (but nowhere near as bad as Benjamin Button), Clive Barker’s The Plague. But I can’t turn it off because it stars James van der Beek, who is in two of my favorite teen movies of all time, Varsity Blues and Angus. […]

Read Our Lips #2: Boys You Hate, and Michele’s Ugg Prejudice

I had the most amazing time at TLA (the Texas Library Association conference) and at my signing at the Blue Willow Book Shop! Seriously, it was so fun. Although I must admit, I’m exhausted. I’m crashed in my hotel room right now, barely able to move, listening to Vampire Weekend and eating M&Ms given to […]