The Learning to Swim playlist!

It’s long past time I shared with you the playlist I listened to while writing Learning to Swim.

For me, these songs embody the feelings of many of the different scenes in the book. Listen to them below, and let me know in the comments whether you agree!

  1. “Island In The Sun” – Weezer
  2. “Pumped Up Kicks” – Foster The People
  3. “Here’s To The Night” – Eve 6
  4. “Some Nights” – Fun.
  5. “Royals” – Lorde
  6. “Don’t Wake Me Up” – The Hush Sound
  7. “The Saltwater Room” – Owl City
  8. “Be Be Your Love” – Rachael Yamagata
  9. “Say Something (I’m Giving Up On You)” – A Great Big World and Christina Aguilera
  10. “I Will Wait” – Mumford & Sons

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New covers for the HEARTS OUT OF WATER series <3

Here they are! Here they are! Here they are!!!!!

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Props to the fabulous VLC Productions and my Cora and Rory models!

And the great news is, my favorite of the 3 is for LEARNING TO LOVE. That’ll be coming at you this spring. 😀

**The ebooks and print books haven’t been updated on online retailers yet, so anybody wanting a copy with the new cover, I’ll let you know when they’re ready!**

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Winter Writing Projects

Hello there, friends!

I’m currently in Monaghan, Ireland, land of … well, this:

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It’s delightful, really.

SO, I’ve been getting a lot of questions lately, spurring me to write this blog post. I figured I’d answer the 2 I’ve been getting most often. *Ahem*

1. The Emerald Throne, the final installment of The Hummingbird Saga, will be available early this spring.

2. Learning to Love, the last book in the Hearts Out of Water series, will be available early this summer.

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You can get alerts when each is out by signing up right here.

In the meantime, watch this on a loop:

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10 Book-Related Problems I Have


10. Hangovers. Sorry, boss, I can’t get up today, things got really crazy at Hogwarts last night.


9. Money. I love a pretty paperback. But they cost a pretty penny.

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8. Space. The last time I moved was brutal. Luckily suitcases have wheels these days.


7. Time. What? 4 a.m. is not an appropriate time to be awake reading?!


6. Judgmental peers. Yes, I have a degree in English, and yes, my favorite genre is YA.


5. Dealing with real-life boys. Sorry, real dudes, but you have a high standard to live up to!


4. Memory space. My computer has more memory than my head. Keeping all the books straight is hard!


3. DNFs. There’s something fundamentally difficult about closing a book before it’s over. But sometimes it’s necessary, but I always struggle emotionally.


2. Dropping in the tub. Soggy pages are hard to read. Maybe I should stop reading in the bath.


1. Picking a fave. It’s called impossible.


Sincerely Annie

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10 Things I Hate & Love in Book Romances

Y’all know I love romances in books. Who doesn’t, right? But I’m also incredibly picky about the romances that get my heart goin’!


Things I Hate & Love in Book Romances

Let’s start with … HATE:

Bella and Edward

C’mon, people!

10. Insta-love.

9. Douchebags. I’m talking about the douchebag-to-nice-guy character arc where there’s no actual change in character. You know the one—where you want to scream at Miss Lovestruck: “HE’S STILL A JERK!”

8.  Girls who don’t know how pretty they are. There’s nothing wrong with having self-esteem issues. But listening to Supermodel Susie whine about her looks isn’t my idea of a good time.

7. Guys who kiss girls when they don’t want them to. This is a horrifying trend in young adult fiction. A boy should not forcefully kiss a girl if she doesn’t want him to!

Whose preschool teacher didn’t give that lesson on day one?

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I like a man who’s afraid of horses!

6. Cowboys. Unpopular opinion, I know.

5. Ambiguous millionaires. Ugh. Talk about tired trope. If he’s gonna be a millionaire, at least have a good reason.

4. Millionaire cowboys. Seriously, you guys?

And now let’s move on to … LOVE:

Pride and Prejudice

Actual character arcs.

3. Characters who don’t get along at first. Make ’em work for that romance! (*Disregard millionaire slam above.)

2. Funny guys. I am a huge sucker for the class clown.


1. Sweet guys. Being a “man” doesn’t have to mean being a macho jerk. Can we please have some more sweet, dare I say timid, guys like Peeta?!


Now tell me in the comments, what do you hate and love to see in book romances??

Annie Cosby

P.S. Don’t forget to check out my post Every Girl’s First Book Boyfriends over at Alba in Bookland!


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