Release day is here, and the All Four Stars trilogy is complete. Stars So Sweet, the concluding volume of the series, is now out in the world! I’ll be celebrating tonight at Books of Wonder in NYC–I hope you’ll join me if you’re in the area. You can find a link with info about that event, and… Read more »
All Four Stars
Blog tour stop #6: Another chance to win a full set of All Four Stars books–and to read another thoughtful review of Stars So Sweet, over at Aeicha’s blog Word Spelunking! Happy reading, and good luck if you enter to win.
Blog tour stop #4: Book blogger and school librarian extraordinaire Katie has been a huge supporter of the All Four Stars books since day one, and I was even lucky enough to meet her in person last spring at one of my events for The Stars of Summer! Now she’s back at Bookish Illuminations with an in-depth review of Stars… Read more »
Blog tour stop #3: The wonderful Michael Gettel-Gilmartin has reviewed Stars So Sweet for Marvelous Middle Grade Monday over at his blog, Middle Grade Mafioso. He calls someone named Tara Dairman “one of the funniest middle grade writers around.” Well, I’ll take it! 🙂 Thank you for reading and reviewing, my friend.
After so many years writing about Gladys (I started the first draft of All Four Stars in 2005!), it’s hard to believe that the final volume of her adventures will hit the shelves in less than two weeks. But Stars So Sweet is coming, and a bunch of terrific book and food bloggers are on hand to help celebrate. The… Read more »
Czech it out (yuk, yuk): Author copies of the Czech translation of All Four Stars–Všechny čtyři hvězdicky–arrived on my doorstep this week! The book was published by Albatros in 2016, with a new cover by Eva Chupíková. The cover was a glorious surprise to me, because the last I heard, the publisher was planning to use… Read more »
For all those who have been asking what’s coming from me post-Gladys, I finally have an answer for you! In today’s Publishers Weekly Children’s Bookshelf: Here’s a bit more of the story behind this book. In January of 2013, my mother was very ill–on a breathing machine in a hospital bed, fighting for her life…. Read more »
As this year draws to a close, I’m thrilled to share one more very nice piece of news for the All Four Stars series… THERE WILL BE AUDIOBOOKS! My publisher, Penguin, has licensed audio rights to Ideal Audiobooks for All Four Stars, The Stars of Summer, and Stars So Sweet. I don’t have all of the details yet, but I… Read more »
I received some exciting news this morning: All Four Stars is a finalist for the Youth One Book, One Denver program–along with two other books I *love*, Book Scavenger by Jennifer Chambliss Bertman and The Secret of Ferrell Savage by J. Duddy Gill! Youth One Book, One Denver is a fantastic summer reading program that provides books to kids all… Read more »
Is there someone in your life who would love a Gladys Gatsby book, personalized and signed by the author, for the holidays? If so, you’re in luck. I’m pleased to announce that I’m teaming up with my local independent bookstore, Boulder Book Store, to make it easy for you to get exactly that! Ordering is simple:… Read more »