Twitter Isn’t Replacing the Book — It’s Replacing the Book Cover

I generally enjoy — they do an especially good job of puncturing certain pop culture icons’ egos, and they really go to town on True Moron Donald Trump, which is always good for a laugh.

But a recent piece — “Can books endure in a 140-character world?” — caught my attention for the obvious reasons (I write books…and tweets, for that matter), then kept that same attention for the worst possible reason:

It’s really, really stupid. [Read more…]

Tweeting Goth Girl!

In preparation for the launch of Goth Girl Rising, I am excerpting the book each day on Twitter! Every day between now and the book’s launch, I’ll be posting a brief excerpt on Twitter. If you’d like to follow me on Twitter, do so at .

If you don’t want to bother with Twitter, I’ll be automagically reposting the tweets on this page, so bookmark it and come back each day! Or use the subscribe link below to have the tweets delivered to your RSS feed! (Isn’t it great to live in the future?)

  • It’s a pudgy little baby-thing. Why do people think babies are cute?
  • What would Fanboy do if he saw me like this?
  • I went into the kitchen and got the big knife.
  • Late night shopping runs are a BONANZA for car thieves.
  • I want him to kiss me. I realize it, and it’s so hard and fast that it hurts.
  • I think maybe that’s the secret that suicides know.
  • I think I’d rather have my revenge than be healthy.
  • I wish I’d known that YEARS ago! I would have been calling teachers sluts back in middle school!
  • I toss her CDs in the trash. Trust me, I’m doing her a favor.
  • “Don’t worry – the Spermling can’t find his dick under all the rolls of fat. Your virtue is intact.”
  • And his hands become fists and I’m pretty sure he’s gonna hit me, but I don’t care.
  • “You have to tell me something.”
    “The third thing. Your third thing.”
  • I’m so pissed I can’t even think straight!
  • I’m trying to imagine how someone could kill herself with a Schick Silk Effects.
  • “I thought…we don’t want people to know…right?”
  • “Don’t sling the bullshit my way, Fanboy. I look like a freak.”
  • Go ahead, lung cancer. Kill me. I dare you.
  • And Morpheus is in trouble because the Kindly Ones are coming to kill him.
  • “OK, well, in that case, you should totally have sex with Cal.”
  • “Chill out, Fanboy. You act like you’re gonna get some.”
  • the room the room the room is rosevomit because
  • “I need you to fire up your bitchiest bitch parts.”
  • “This has got to be a record, Miss Sellers,” the Spermling wheezes. “Even for you.”
  • What would it be like? To kiss him? To be with him? To have him as my boyfriend?
  • “Not that! Your head! Your goddamn head!” He’s shaking.
  • It’s strange to sit and talk to a boy who’s seen your boobs.