This Friday at Second Star to the Right!

Greetings, friends! If you’re in the Denver area, I invite you to come out this Friday, April 1, to see me and Jeannie Mobley at Second Star to the Right Children’s Books on Tennyson street. We will be reading from our middle-grade books, answering questions, and doing a craft starting at 6:30 pm. Second Star has… Read more »

Help “Complete the Cahills”!

Friends, if you’d like to start your Monday off with a good deed (and quite possibly a misty eye), please check out my brother- and sister-in-law’s beautiful video and inspiring story. They *both* survived cancer before the age of 32 and are now seeking to adopt. They are honestly two of the very best people… Read more »

Blog tour wraps up, live tour kicks off!

Well, friends, The Stars of Summer blog tour draws to a close today, but what a fantastic final set of posts Gladys and I have had from bloggers over the last few days! We had this incredible in-depth review from Jen at Pop! Goes the Reader, this delicious Q&A with Stephanie at Kitchen Frolic, an interview… Read more »

Blog tour, day 3!

Greetings, friends! The Stars of Summer‘s blog tour continues! Today, Sylvia at A Baked Creation has cooked up a true treat of a post. It’s a little bit book review, a little bit funky Toronto hot dog joint crawl (I want that po’boy hot dog!), and a little bit of childhood memories of favorite hot dogs… Read more »

Panel pics, and winners!

Thank you so much to everyone who entered my giveaway celebrating the cover reveal for The Stars of Summer, sequel to All Four Stars! My editor informed me just this morning that the advance copies are ready, so two lucky winners will be getting their signed copies very soon! And those winners are… Elizabeth and Ann Buckley! Congratulations!! In other news,… Read more »

Today!

…is my farewell post over at Emu’s Debuts. My time as a debut author is drawing to a close, so it’s time for me to move out and make room for some new hatchlings. What an extraordinary run it’s been. My farewell includes links back to some of my favorite posts over the last two years. …is… Read more »

Come see me this Monday in Larchmont, NY!

I’m so excited to be participating in this panel on Monday with four of my VERY FAVORITE middle-grade authors! We’re going to have a lot of fun and games, and you can start your holiday shopping early (signed books make fantastic gifts!). So I hope that if you’re in the Westchester area (or beyond–Larchmont is… Read more »

Interview, giveaways, and pics from my panel!

Over at the excellent cooking blog kitchen frolic, Stephanie has kicked off a new Q&A series today by interviewing yours truly. We chat about writing, food, camels, and what’s coming in the All Four Stars sequel. Thank you for being such a terrific AFS supporter, Stephanie! Also today, my fellow 2014 debut author Linda Vigen Phillips has a lovely… Read more »

Event at BookBar in Denver today!

Hello, Colorado friends! Just a reminder that I’ll be at BookBar–the lovely bookshop/wine bar in Denver’s Highlands neighborhood–today at 2 pm! I’m doing a middle-grade panel along with my fellow 2014 debut authors Jessica Lawson (The Actual and Truthful Adventures of Becky Thatcher) and Lauren Magaziner (The Only Thing Worse Than Witches), and we have… Read more »

Eatin’ and Authorin’ All Over Texas!

Hello, friends! As you may know, I spent last weekend traveling around Texas with my husband and with fellow middle-grade author Rebecca Behrens (whose debut novel, When Audrey Met Alice, is one of my absolute favorite reads this year). We did three author events together and ate a whole lot of very healthy food. Here are some pics! Texas… Read more »