Updated May 2023 With some regularity, I get e-mails from people who have written a book for children and would like advice on how to get it published. The first thing I always tell them is “Congratulations! Writing a book is a huge accomplishment!” (Seriously. It took me seven years to write my own first children’s… Read more »
All Four Stars
How to order signed copies of my books in time for holiday gifting.
I’m a listener-contestant on NPR’s Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me this week!
Hello, readers! I’m so pleased to report a few tidbits of happy news for me and my books. Accolades My newest middle-grade novel, The Great Hibernation, has just been named a best book of the year by the Cooperative Children’s Book Center (CCBC). What a huge honor, and what excellent company it’s in, too. The Great… Read more »
Hello, friends! I’m excited to be heading to the Orlando area this week to be on a panel at the ILA conference. And I’ve also got two book events set up that are free and open to the public. Especially after Skyping with so many Florida classrooms this year, I can’t wait to meet young… Read more »
Hello, friends. This week I’ll be journeying down to San Antonio to attend the Texas Library Association conference (aka TLA, or TXLA). It’s my first big conference, and I’m excited to meet librarians, attend panels full of fellow authors, and generally bask in literary wonderfulness for a few days. If you’ll be attending and would… Read more »
Greetings, friends! I have a few updates that I’d love to share with you. If you follow me on social media, then you might have noticed me celebrating an authorly milestone last week. All Four Stars has been picked up by the Scholastic Book Fair! Gladys and her adventures will now be accessible to a whole new… Read more »
Greetings, friends. As the holiday season approaches, I am once again teaming up with Boulder Book Store to make it easy for you to order signed and personalized copies of my All Four Stars books! Personalizing is free of charge. To order, go to the Boulder Book Store website and choose the books you want. When you… Read more »
People who’ve read my novel All Four Stars and its sequels often ask me how I became a writer. Sometimes they also want to know where my book ideas come from. (Ha, if only I knew! I’d go back and grab a few more.) But recently, a friend asked a different question: How did I… Read more »
Final blog tour stop! Yes, the Stars So Sweet blog tour is wrapping up, and today I’m at Jennifer Chambliss Bertman’s blog, showing everyone where the writing magic (and, um, laundry) happens in my Creative Spaces interview. This is also your last chance to win a full set of the All Four Stars series! (Also,… Read more »