Monday, June 22, 2015

Announcing the Sensational Summer Pre-Order Giveaway!

3 new YA contemporary novels + book swag + a chance to win a few ARCs of highly-anticipated YAs? Yes, please!

Join Jen Malone, L.S. Murphy, and myself as we celebrate the release of our books this summer, and offer you the chance to win all sorts of goodies! The giveaway runs from today through Monday, June 29th, so go check it out!

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Win a signed copy of YOU'RE INVITED!

Jen and I were interviewed on From the Mixed-Up Files of Middle Grade Authors! We talk about co-writing, how we came up with the idea for the book, and our own party-planning disasters. Check out the interview here, and don't forget to enter to win the book (signed by both Jen and me!).

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

YOU'RE INVITED . . . out in the world!

Today's the official launch day for YOU'RE INVITED! Join best friends Sadie, Lauren, Becca, and Vi as they start their very own party-planning company. Set in a small North Carolina beach town, the girls find that running your own business is a lot harder than they thought.

Click here for links to buy the book!

Friday, May 8, 2015

Cover reveal for EXIT STAGE LEFT

Super excited today to share the cover for EXIT STAGE LEFT, my fun contemporary YA that'll be out on September 8th from Harper's EpicReads Impulse. It's already available for preorder, and it's only $1.99! 

Now what you're really here for -- the cover! Click here to see it.

Friday, May 1, 2015

New Website! And a giveaway!

Hi and welcome to my blog! I have a brand-new website over at, so hop on over there for more information on my books, upcoming appearances, school visits and workshops, and a bunch of other fun stuff!

I'll keep this blog and use it to update the latest happenings. It'll be linked to my new website to make it easier to access.


Jen Malone and I are running a pre-order giveaway for YOU'RE INVITED! The book releases this month, and if you pre-order, we want to give you some exclusive stuff! Plus, there's a big grand prize drawing you can enter. Check it out here!

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

We're giving away an ARC for YOU'RE INVITED!

It's just over a month until YOU'RE INVITED releases! Jen and I are celebrating by offering our very last ARC for the book as a giveaway on Goodreads. So hop over there and enter!

Goodreads Book Giveaway

You're Invited by Jen Malone

You're Invited

by Jen Malone

Giveaway ends April 20, 2015.
See the giveaway details at Goodreads.
Enter to Win

Monday, April 6, 2015

Sneak peek at YOU'RE INVITED!

Aladdin M!X has posted an excerpt from YOU'RE INVITED! Hop on over to meet the RSVP party-planning BFFs -- Sadie, Lauren, Vi, and Becca. There's also a fun, downloadable, party guide!

And watch for YOU'RE INVITED to hit shelves on May 19th!

Friday, March 27, 2015

Book Trailer for YOU'RE INVITED

Today, Jen Malone and I unveiled the book trailer for YOU'RE INVITED!  You can find it on Kidliterati, here:

I can't wait for this book to be in the world! At its heart, YOU'RE INVITED is about friendship. These four friends just happen to live in a quirky little beach town and start a business planning parties!

The book will be out on May 19th, from Aladdin/Simon & Schuster.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Great review from Booklist!

Booklist had some really nice things to say about BREAKING THE ICE:

Breaking the Ice.
Nall, Gail (Author)
Mar 2015. 320 p. Aladdin, hardcover, $16.99. (9781481419116).
Twelve-year-old Kaitlin has dedicated her short life to figure skating and dreams of making the Olympic team. She is homeschooled by her equally obsessed mother and largely isolated from anything not directly related to her skating career. When the normally steady Kaitlin has a meltdown in reaction to her scores at a meet, yelling at the judges and knocking over an awards table, she is summarily dismissed from her club, dropped by her coach, and forced to join the skate club of last resort, Falton, sneeringly referred to as “fall down” by the other, more prestigious clubs in the area. Tasked by her new coach with finding the emotional depth missing from her technically proficient skating by performing to an intimidating tango piece instead of her usual Swan Lake, Kaitlin learns, with help from the new friends she makes at Falton, to trust herself and let go. Kaitlin is an appealing heroine, written sensitively by Nall. The backstage look at elite-level skating will hook young fans of the sport.

Monday, February 16, 2015

New review!

So excited to announce that BREAKING THE ICE got a great review in School Library Journal!

Nall, Gail. Breaking the Ice. 320p. S. & S./Aladdin. Mar. 2015. Tr $16.99. ISBN 9781481419116; ebk. ISBN 9781481419130.

Gr 3-6–There is nothing in the world that Kaitlin wants more than to be a championship figure skater. She trains hard and even begins homeschooling in order to realize this dream. But when Kaitlin throws a tantrum after her performance at a competition, she’s dropped by her coach and her prestigious club. When no one else will accept her, Kaitlin joins the Fallton Club as a last resort. Unfortunately, Fallton is known as the Fall Down Club, and Kaitlin doesn’t think that life can get any worse. She soon realizes that the skaters at Fallton are nice and she decides that things might not be that bad. Now her problem is learning a new routine in a very short time frame. Nall’s novel will appeal to a wide audience, whether readers are interested in figure skating or simply looking for a fun read. Kaitlin is a spunky protagonist and the secondary characters are mostly well developed, though one is a stereotypical mean girl whose cruel streak is neatly explained. Figure skating can be a catty environment, so depicting the members of the Fallton Club as encouraging and caring is a sound choice, showing readers that they can be competitive without being nasty. VERDICT A good addition to any middle grade collection, but especially those lacking in female-centric sports stories.–Paige Garrison, Aurora Central Public Library, CO

Monday, January 12, 2015

Big News + An Interview on the Sweet Sixteens

My writer friend Brooks Benjamin (whose debut MY SEVENTH GRADE LIFE IN TIGHTS comes out in 2016) interviewed me for the Sweet Sixteens blog. I talk Better Than Ezra, my rusty old Camaro, and give advice to my sixteen-year-old self.

And the big news is that my young adult novel, EXIT STAGE LEFT, will be published later this year through HarperTeen Impulse!

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

6 days until BREAKING THE ICE!

Today I'm over on the Fearless Fifteeners' blog, answering questions about ogres and unicorns and my most embarrassing childhood memory. Check it out here.

Also, I'm on the Debut Dish here. And you can win my very last ARC, which I've annotated with all kinds of fun notes.

6 days and counting...