I’m so pleased to announce that Marnie Lansdown has won the preorder contest for The Great Hibernation. Marnie works at Colorado Humanities, and has great plans for getting the class set of books into the hands of underserved readers in the Denver area. Thank you, Marnie, and thank you to EVERYONE who preordered from BookPeople! Your personalized… Read more »
Some chances to win THE GREAT HIBERNATION
*Quick reminder – you have one more day to win a copy of Under the Bottle Bridge by Jessica Lawson right here at my blog! Such a wonderful, whimsical book–please leave a comment and enter!* Thank you so much to all of the friends, family members, fellow authors, and booksellers who made yesterday’s publication of The Great… Read more »
Under the Bottle Bridge by Jessica Lawson—Recipe & Book Giveaway!
I’m so pleased today to welcome Jessica Lawson, middle-grade author extraordinaire (and good friend), to my blog. Jessica is the author of the much-acclaimed books The Actual & Truthful Adventures of Becky Thatcher, Nooks & Crannies, Waiting for Augusta, and now Under the Bottle Bridge, which was just published this week (all with Simon & Schuster Books For Young… Read more »
Giveaway: SATURDAYS WITH HITCHCOCK by Ellen Wittlinger!
Update, 8.25.17: Congratulations, Daria! You’ve won the ARC of Saturdays with Hitchcock. Thanks to all who entered, and please do check it out when it hits the shelves in October! *** Hello, friends. As excited as I am about The Great Hibernation hitting the shelves next month, I am just as pumped about the slew of other fantastic middle-grade… Read more »
Preorder contest & tour dates for THE GREAT HIBERNATION!
It’s hard to believe that my fourth novel, The Great Hibernation, will be on bookshelves next month! I’m so excited for readers to meet Jean, Isara, Rambo the sheep, and the rest of the gang tasked with saving the tiny town of St. Polonius-on-the-Fjord from a mysterious hibernation…and some dastardly political moves, too. Are you hoping to… Read more »
Winner of THE GREAT HIBERNATION!
Thank you so much to everyone who helped me celebrate the cover reveal for The Great Hibernation, illustrated by Rebecca Green, and to everyone who entered my ARC giveaway. The randomly selected winner is… **** Jennifer Doyle **** Congrats, Jennifer, and happy reading! The Great Hibernation will be available for preorder soon, and I’ll share links when this is possible. I’m… Read more »
Cover reveal for THE GREAT HIBERNATION!
Let’s not beat around the (thistleberry) bush. Here it is, the cover for my next middle-grade novel, The Great Hibernation, coming September 12 from Wendy Lamb Books/Random House! The illustrator is the incredible Rebecca Green. Why yes, that is a sheep wearing snowshoes. And a boy in a 17th-century mariner’s costume. And a fjord, and an… Read more »
#FCSDay and The Food Side of Things
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 »
For What It’s Worth!
Blog tour stop #7: Here’s an excerpt. “I can’t think of a better book to sit down and read with your kids. It opens your eyes to different cultures, foods, languages and is an excellent jumping off point to discuss diversity, responsibility and relationships of all kinds.” Thank you so much to Karen at For What… Read more »