Rhombus

Blurb from Ellen Wittlinger

Ellen Wittlinger, the award-winning author of Hard Love, was gracious enough to blurb My Life as a Rhombus. She says: “Without a bit of preaching, Varian Johnson gives us a story of two teenage girls who are faced with the consequences of unplanned pregnancies. Teens will love the emotional peaks and valleys of the tale… Read more »

So, what’s it about?

As some of you know, I’ve been pretty tight-lipped about My Life as a Rhombus. Most of this has less to do with me being secretive, and is more because I sound like a rambling idiot when I try to describe a book. And anyway, what does someone really mean when they ask, “What’s it… Read more »

Things I was supposed to do before Vermont College…

1) Finish revising the first three chapters of Righteous: Well, I’m close (if you consider close being stuck somewhere in Chapter 2). But I’m still hopeful that I can at least stay on my schedule of getting the first half revised by the end of next month. 2) Finish updating my website: For anyone paying… Read more »

A Good Time to be a Flux Author (and some other stuff)

Over at the Flux blog, Andrew has been announcing some pretty great news about the Flux authors. Carrie Jones and Brian Yansky received some very nice reviews for their novels, Tips on Having a Gay (ex) Boyfriend (Carrie) and Wonders of the World (Brian). Christine Kole Maclean and Simone Elkeles won an Independent Publishers Book… Read more »

Mr. V Gets Schooled

So not only did I turn 30 yesterday, and not only did I submit my “almost” final manuscript of My Life As A Rhombus (only three comments from AK in this round), and not only did I get my brand new Brother HL-5250 printer (it duplexes), but I also got a call from Sharon Darrow,… Read more »

Ta Da!

Pop the champagne! Drop the confetti! I am happy to report that I have finally finished the first draft of my latest novel. Actually, first draft is a little misleading. It’s more like the first complete draft of the novel. My process is really pretty complicated. First, I spend a few weeks outlining a novel…. Read more »

Who’s Mr. V?

Super Cool Editor Guy has me working on a bio for My Life A As Rhombus. I won’t reveal the bio just yet, but I will reveal what didn’t make the cut: 1) Varian Johnson was not a ladies’ man in high school, but he will lie and tell you that he was. 2) Varian… Read more »

Where’s Mr. V?

Currently, I’m hanging out in the great metropolis of Waco, TX. Mrs. V and I were stuck in traffic (there was a horrible accident on IH-35). While making a bathroom break, the car decided to stop on us. Of course, no auto shops are open at 5:00 PM on the Sunday after Thanksgiving, so Mrs…. Read more »

Happily Ever After

Most YA authors will say that while a YA novel doesn’t have to have a happy ending, it must give the reader a sense of hope. And I almost always agree with that…except in the case of Rhombus. I got the edits on Rhombus last week, but I knew I had to change the ending… Read more »