Omaha Author Roadshow

Do you live in or near Omaha?

Are you looking for FUN middle grade or young adult

fiction books for summer reading?!

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Don’t miss this fun event!!!

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I’ll be at the RomanticTimes Booklovers Convention this week in Dallas!

I’ll be at many events but if you will be at the conference Friday morning, please come to the Shooting Stars Gala

where I’ll be hosting a table for an hour of fun, goody bags, free books, & massive giveaways!!!

Friday, May 15, 10-11am, Lobby level, Room: Reunion A!!!


For my full schedule of events, including the GIANT book singing on Saturday

and Teen Day events, go HERE!!!

Dude. Good times.

I visited the Burke High School Academic Decathlon team in Omaha last week.

It was awesome! When I started talking about Schrodinger’s Cat Experiment, they already knew about it…

and most likely could explain it better than I could.

Here a few of the geniuses and me!


 This past weekend I was also on a young adult scifi panel with these fun ladies!

Pictured below: N.K. Traver, Lydia Kang, me, & Susan Adrian.

If you like scifi, check out their work!
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The events and signings will continue through the spring and summer!

I’ll be in Nebraska, Dallas (the Romantic Times Booklovers Convention), Illinois, and the Southeast (SSBB Tour)!

Check out my events page for more deets!

I’m so psyched. Will I see you soon??!!

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In celebration of Teen Day at the Romantic Times Booklovers Convention

in Dallas next month, the participating authors are having several enormous giveaways!

This is giveaway includes a copy of ANOMALY, as well as

New York Times best sellers and tons of swag!

You can check out more into on the FB page and enter the contest HERE!!!

Hope to see some of you in Dallas next month!!


tumblr_nl261d5oxe1s8046ao1_500I’m a part of the Fantastic Four!!

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OK, so not THAT Fantastic Four, but I’m still crazy excited!

(And if I was, I’d totally be Invisible Woman. Think of the shenanigans!)

Into young adult scifi? In/close to Nebraska?

Come chat with me and my fellow YA scifi author friends in April + get your books signed!


Speed Round Interview

Did you dig ANOMALY and want to know more about me?

I talk about all the important things: The Vampire Diaries, Star Wars, guilty pleasures, & more!

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Check out my Speed Round Interview with Entangled Teen!


ANOMALY Deleted Scene!

If you have read ANOMALY and love the chemistry between Josie and Reid,

check out this short deleted scene I posted on Wattpad!

Josie and Reid + partner yoga = READ HERE!


 I’ll be signing at Stone Alley Books & Collectibles
1-3 PM Saturday January 31, 2015
Their new location, 238 E. Main Street, Galesburg



Let’s Hang!

Have burning questions about ANOMALY or the rest of the series? Want to gush about Josie and Reid? Or you wanna see if this series is for you? Maybe want to see if I’m as much a dork “live” as I am on social media? Then come hang out! Visit the page &/or let me know you’ll be there HERE!! Hope to see you next week!!


Josie in the Flesh

On November 25th, 2014 I proved that anyone can make their dreams come true with hard work and dedication when my debut novel was published. That day, USA Today Happy Ever After featured an interview with me about ANOMALY. In the interview, Lea asked some fun questions, including the following:

I think Anomaly would make a great movie. If it did make it to the big screen, what actors do you think would be best cast in the roles of Josie and Reid?

Tonya: I think Anomaly has a cinematic feel to it and would love (read: die) to see it on the big screen. I think the actors that best match what the characters look like in my head are Chase Crawford from Gossip Girl as Reid and Katherine McNamara from the Disney Channel movie Girl vs. Monster as Josie.

I was stunned a few days later when Katherine McNamara tweeted me saying she was reading and loving ANOMALY – as in, I screamed. Loudly!! After all, in my head, she was who I’d pictured as Josie, this character I’d created and spent the last year of my life with.

Well, the stars aligned a few weeks later and I had the opportunity to meet Kat face to face. EEEEEP!!! She is an extraordinary young woman. Besides being obviously talented, she is uber-smart, gracious, down to earth, and just plain sweet. (Oh, and of course, she is breathtakingly gorgeous.) But to me, she was more – she was Josie. I’ll never be able to fully articulate how surreal and thrilling it was to meet the person I based my character on. I am so honored by and thankful for the time with Kat. And I’m reminded, yet again, how the world is such a wondrous place where anything can happen and dreams can come true!


Kat is now on Happyland on MTV and is currently filming The Scorch Trials (Maze Runner 2 movie). She’s been in a ton of shows, movies, and got a start on Broadway. You can also find her on Instagram and Twitter. Thank you to Kat, from the bottom of my dorky heart!!!

If you’d like another look at ANOMALY in USA Today, instead of the interview, here is a short review/recommendation: USA Today Must-Read Romances: including ANOMALY

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