You get the popcorn, I’ll bring the hot sauce.

I have big news:

Allie Larkin’s WHY CAN’T I BE YOU?, to Universal for producers Stacy Cramer and Heather Lieberman, and writers Jennifer Crittenden and Gabrielle Allan (What’s Your Number?) attached to adapt, by Dana Spector at Paradigm on behalf of Elisabeth Weed at Weed Literary.

There was a tight publication schedule for WCIBY, and I spent a very intense stretch of time living in my head with Jenny, Fish, Myra, Robbie & Heather. I love them dearly. I actively miss them in the strangest way, and I wouldn’t have let them go to just anyone.  Jennifer Crittenden and Gabrielle Allan are adapting the screenplay and I am completely geeked out about it.  Go look at what they’ve written.  Seriously.  Go. Look.

It’s been amazing to work with Heather and Stacy to get to this point. They’ve already moved mountains, and I can’t wait to see where it all goes from here.

We might actually get to see Robbie!

Pup Culture!



I’m way behind on updates, but I wanted to share the spread Stella and I have in the latest issue of Pup Culture Magazine.  Michelle Macirella from Luminaria Photography is amazing, and so much fun to chat with too.

Stella and I have been getting to know each other on new terms over the past few months, and I’m continually amazed by the depth of her spirit.  She never lets fear get in the way of loyalty, (nor does she let my desire to sleep in get in the way of our morning jog).

I’m honored to be included in the magazine and love having these photos with one of my dearest friends.

This link will take you right to the article. I hope you’ll check it out.


WCIBY Whirlwind!


Last week was a whirlwind! I kicked off pub day with an interview at 13Wham News This Morning (watch here), and chased it with a great chat with Bill Kenower from Author2Author Radio about superhero nosebleeds, outlining, and how writing is a lot like gardening (listen here).  And had interviews up at, Chick Lit is Not Dead, Chick Lit Central, and Chick Lit Bee.

Friday night was my first reading for WHY CAN’T I BE YOU, and it was fun to kick it all off at the Greece Barnes & Noble.  I even got to see Steph the Bookworm (right), her friend Taylor (left), and her mom, Kim (taking the photo) – three of my favorite Rochester book lovers.

Today, I’m at Writer Unboxed talking about public speaking and making sure your fly is zipped.

I realized this morning that I hadn’t had the chance to announce the winner of the pre-order contest!  Picked by random number generator, Pauline, is the winner of the bag full of books from Plume.  And I’m sending off my donation to Planet Dog Foundation!  Thank you so much to everyone who entered!  And I hope you’ll take a moment to learn a little bit more about how service dogs and how Planet Dog Foundation supports the efforts of service dog organizations.

And here are some other WCIBY sightings:


Parkersburg News and Sentinel 

 5 Minutes for Books

The Book Chick

 Chick Lit Central

Vinobaby’s Voice

Caribou’s Mom

A Bookworm’s World

Thanks so much to everyone who’s been reading WCIBY and sending along notes, pictures & tweets!  It means a lot to me! XO!