ALL FOUR STARS is a finalist for One Book, One Denver!

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 »

Want personalized books for the holidays?

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 »

Cover reveal & giveaway: STARS SO SWEET!

NOTE: The ARC giveaway is now closed, and winners have been announced. Thank you for entering! Hey there! Guess what you’ll be able to find on… …next summer? Hint: This young restaurant critic is involved. And so is a visitor from a certain European city… Give up? Okay–reveal time! Stars So Sweet an All Four Stars book, coming… Read more »

Fresh raves for THE STARS OF SUMMER!

I’m so pleased to share two terrific new reviews for The Stars of Summer. First, it’s been named an “Editor’s Pick” over at Honolulu Family Magazine, which features it in their “5 Great Books for Kids” article. They are also giving away a copy. And Kiwi Magazine has named it one of their new summer reading favorites,… Read more »

New feature: Discussion Guide for ALL FOUR STARS!

It’s been “coming soon” for an embarrassingly long time, but book club/classroom discussion questions for All Four Stars are finally here! You can find them by clicking the Visits tab on this site. And if you’re reading All Four Stars or The Stars of Summer with your book club or class, don’t forget that I offer free 15-minute Virtual Q&A… Read more »

Crystal Kite winner!

I can still hardly believe it as I type this, but All Four Stars has won the SCBWI Crystal Kite Award for the Southwest Region of the United States! This award means a lot to me because it’s voted on by members of SCBWI (The Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators)–my children’s-book-creating peers. I can’t say thank… 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 »

New blog tour posts, and first launch party!

The blog tour for The Stars of Summer continues! Yesterday, the fantastic YA author Dahlia Adler–who is also a friend and a big fellow foodie–helped welcome my new book to the world with macaron pics and hot dog condiment chat at The Daily Dahlia. YUM. And today, at For What It’s Worth, book blogger Karen has a review… Read more »

Release day for THREE great books!

My second novel, The Stars of Summer, hits the shelves today. It’s crazy to think that, just a year ago, I was the author of zero published books, and now there are two out there in the world with my name on the spine! I’m incredibly lucky to get to do the work I love doing and… Read more »