Monday, October 21, 2013

Goodbye to the post-Cavall world

For the past two years, I have spent a decent amount of my existence thirty years in the future in a overwhelmingly bleak America.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013


Ideally I will have Capital, the fourth and final book, published at the end of the month. Get excited.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

New edition of The Complex

After a lot of careful consideration (read: I decided this yesterday), I am going to release an updated version of The Complex.

Things to note:

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

What I wish YA novels were about

I am the worst blogger in the world. I want to state this as a fact, but I'm really hesitant to declare myself the best at anything (in this case, being the best bad blogger). So, I'll just leave it at this: I am one of the worst bloggers in the world.

Why? I never talk about anything interesting. Not even remotely interesting. So, my plan is this: I'll talk about things that are interesting (BAM. Game-changing idea right there).

The thing that I want to talk about today: What I wish YA novels were about.

Friday, March 1, 2013

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO THE COMPLEX! And the story of how to self-publish a book

A little over a year ago I was toying with the idea of publishing something. Like 92% of my life is spent by me assuming I will die old and alone with a lot of Labradors and a cupboard filled with nothing but Hot Cheetos and Campbell's soup. This was probably one of those times. But, by far the most wonderful person to ever enter my life tricked me into confessing that I like to write (because I literally don't tell anybody) and offered to read The Complex for me.

I was so nervous that I did not sleep.*

Friday, February 8, 2013


I've just published book 3 in the Linx Series - Panopticon. I say with complete sincerity that of the three books that I've published thus far, this one is my favorite and the one that I'm most excited for you to read. I really hope you like it as much as I do.

Panopticon by Cathy E. Zaragoza on


Friday, January 25, 2013

Even though I pretend not to care about anything, I'm awkward enough that I need validation before I publish a book

I'm sure there are a number of convincing excuses that I could give you for not having a third book for you to read. I'm sure you don't really want to hear them, as they usually consist of me just being really, really, realllllly lazy.

But I've got a good one this time.

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Things I will never do (when writing)

Happy new year to the three people that will ultimately read this blog post*. At the end of February 2013, I'll be celebrating the one year anniversary of the publication of The Complex, which is simultaneously exciting and not so exciting. (*I apologize in advance to the hundreds of people who will read this blog post when googling "You're tacky and I hate you," which is the biggest search that leads to my blog, courtesy of a pic I included in one of my previous posts. I'm not including you in my hit tally--though I appreciate your patronage.)

Unless I'm doing a really bad job of conveying this in my blog and in my books, I really don't take myself seriously at all. I don't really talk about my books with many people, I've actually never autographed a book (and have now made that fact into a bigger deal than it should be, though my mom is convinced that she can get me to sign one for her), and I have not spent a dime on my books. That being said, I love them and they do matter to me, despite my excessive efforts at nonchalance.

Still, I have compiled a list of things that I will never do in relation to book-writing. You can call me out on one of these if I break them, but I probably won't. It's a new year, it's a fab time to make lists, and I will probably add more to this list in the future: