Top 10 Best YA Easter Book Titles (that don’t really exist)


For Fun Friday this week, members of The Society of YA Storytellers are posting about all things Easter. After I thought about it for half a second, I realized that this was a really weird topic for The Society. It’s not like YA novelists scramble to include chapters about bonnets, baskets, and Easter egg hunts.

And that got me thinkin’. Hmmm, what if they did? Therefore, I present to you my Top 10 Best YA Easter Book Titles (that don’t really exist).

10. Breaking Eggs: The Bunny Saga

9. The Marshmallow Peep Diaries

8. Pretty Little Chicks

7. City of Jellybeans

6. The Spring Games: Catching Tulips

5. Dorothy Must Dye (Eggs)

4. The Maze Hopper

3. The Perks of Having a Cotton Tail

2. The Bonnet Thief

1. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Chocolate Bunnies


By the way, the Morganville Web Series wraps filming of season one today, so in honor of this auspicious occasion, I have a special message for my fellow #Myrninators.. Happy Easter – Don’t let the bunnies bite!


“Easter Eggs” in Of Sun & Moon

In electronic media, we all know what Easter Eggs are…those hidden gems among our favorite video games, videos, and the like. Well, it just so happens that there are Easter Eggs in Of Sun & Moon and in the spirit of the upcoming Easter holiday, I wanted to share a few of them with you.

ACH – Drew’s initials that were embroidered on his baby blanket are also the initials commonly used for an electronic banking transaction, a nod to my day job.

Mrs. Bethany – Named for my sister Bethany who is also an educator. However, the real Bethany tells me that she never would have let Colby leave study hall.

Two boys – The two boys that almost knock over Keira at Nana’s birthday party BBQ are inspired by my two little boys.

Bianca Ryan – As a little girl, my favorite movie was The Rescuers, a cartoon adventure with mice. The heroine was a sophisticated girl mouse named Bianca.

Nana’s vanity mirror – My sarcasm was at work with this one. In most fairy tales, the mirror is important and holds great power. It’s not by accident that in this story, it just gets shoved.

Halloween – Keira dressed as Buffy the Vampire Slayer and William dressed as a vampire. William has dark hair. Yes, he was Angel.



Of Sun & Moon now available on Apple iBooks