This Thursday evening, I’ll be in conversation with the brilliant Rebecca Behrens in NYC as we discuss our middle-grade novels in which the kids take charge. It’s the official launch party for The Disaster Days, Rebecca’s new book set in the aftermath of a devastating earthquake, and it is absolutely unputdownable! We’ll be signing books,… Read more »
Florida in March – event and school visits!
*UPDATE 3/1/19: Unfortunately, I’ve had to cancel my trip to Florida for the BAMfest due to illness. I’m so sorry to anyone who was looking forward to attending one of my panels or having a book signed by me. I know it’s not the same, but if you would like a signed and personalized bookmark,… Read more »
Summer Reading Splash this weekend!
Hello, friends! Just a quick note to say that I’m excited to be participating in the 5 Book Dive/2018 Summer Reading Splash this weekend at the AISD Performing Arts center here in Austin, Texas! This is a middle-grade book festival, geared toward grades 3-6, featuring keynote speaker Kate DiCamillo and several other incredible authors of books… 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 »
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 »
Events this week in Florida
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 »
TLA conference this week!
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 »
Happy release day, Stars So Sweet!
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 »
Event tomorrow in Bellevue, WA!
Hey, Seattle! Tomorrow (Thursday, 6/9) at 6 PM I’ll be at University Book Store in Bellevue, Washington, as part of the incredible Children’s and YA Author Extravaganza! I can’t wait to team up with these other fantastic authors of middle grade, YA, and picture books to talk about writing for young people (and sign books,… Read more »
Winner, and tonight’s event!
Thanks so much to everyone who entered my giveaway for an ARC of Mike Jung’s Unidentified Suburban Object. The randomly selected winner is… **** Luke Reynolds **** Congrats, Luke, and happy reading! For the rest of you, you can find preorder links for Unidentified Suburban Object right here on Mike’s website! And if you’re in Denver, just a reminder that I’ll… Read more »