Four-Star Recipe: Tree-Nut Tarts

“Omigosh, wasn’t Saturday so fun? I keep thinking about that tree-nut tart. Do you think you could find a recipe for it?” –All Four Stars, page 263 Why yes, Charissa–there is such a recipe! Charissa Bentley, one of the main characters in All Four Stars, loves desserts and nuts, so it’s no surprise that this dish from Classy Cakes… Read more »

A few more reviews

My fellow Baker’s Dozen Success Story Michael Gettel-Gilmartin has reviewed All Four Stars over at Project Mayhem today, calling it “classic middle grade, full of heart and humor.” Thank you, Michael! The post also features an interview with me, so if you’re dying to find out what middle-grade books influenced me as a kid or what my… Read more »

Four-Star Recipe: Bluebarb crumble

“So what’s it called?” Charissa asked. “Bluebarb crumble.” “Bluebarb?” “It’s short for blueberry-rhubarb.” “What’s rhubarb?” “Well,” Gladys began, “it looks kind of like celery, but you can’t eat it raw. It tastes sour, and it grows like a weed…” – All Four Stars, page 222 It’s spring! Rhubarb is here, and blueberries are on their way. In… Read more »

Sign-up open for the ALL FOUR STARS blog tour!

Happy Thursday, folks! First off, the winner of The Secret Hum of a Daisy by Tracy Holczer is… Natasha Wing! Congrats, Natasha! I hope you love this beautiful book. Second order of business–check out this lovely button: And it means what it says–All Four Stars will be going on a tour! Of blogs! Hosted by the terrific… Read more »

Over at Emu’s!

Hello, folks! Today I have a new blog entry up at Emu’s Debuts called “I am not my book.” It’s about finding life and space outside of my impending book launch–feel free to check it out! Also, another trade review has come in for All Four Stars, from Publishers Weekly. Here’s my favorite part: Younger readers (especially those… Read more »