My fifth novel, The Girl from Earth’s End (Candlewick Press) is out in the world today! We often say “happy book birthday” on a book’s publication day, since the process of writing and editing it can feel like a gestation. But for this book . . . I don’t know. I’ve spent such a long, intense… The Girl from Earth’s End hits the shelves today!”>Read more »
Cover reveal for THE GIRL FROM EARTH’S END!
Hello, friends! Today I’m so happy to be able to share the cover and description of my next middle-grade novel with you. I’ve been hard at work on this book since 2018, and I’m so proud of how it’s turned out. If you’re familiar with my other middle-grade novels, you might notice that The Girl from… Read more »
DESERT GIRL, MONSOON BOY publishes today!
Today is the day that Desert Girl, Monsoon Boy, illustrated magnificently by Archana Sreenivasan and written by me, releases into the world. It is intended for readers aged 4-8 (but, of course, readers older and younger than that are very welcome). It is the first picture book I’ve written, and the best-reviewed book yet of… Read more »
So you want to get your children’s book published?
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 novel, All Four… Read more »
Cynsations guest post, and preorder winner!
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 »
Great hopes for THE GREAT HIBERNATION
Well, friends, the day is here. My fourth novel, The Great Hibernation, is out in the world. This is definitely my weirdest book, and in some ways, also my most personal. Writing it was a long journey that spanned 2013—before I was a published author at all!—until very late 2015 (two days before I gave… 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 »