More blog tour (on launch day eve!)

The blog tour for The Stars of Summer is rolling on! First, on Friday, we had this lovely review from Lisa at Fic Talk. I love how she says that this series appeals to adult foodies as well as young readers, because I think so, too! 🙂 And now today Lucy at The Reading Date shares her reactions… Read more »

Blog tour, stop 4

Today’s entry in The Stars of Summer‘s blog tour comes courtesy of Bonnie at For the Love of Words. She’s written a lovely review of the book, and I’m so glad she enjoyed Gladys’s quest for unusual and international hot dogs. Thank you, Bonnie!!  

Crystal Kite finalist – and giveaway!

I got some great news this past weekend: All Four Stars is a finalist for an SCBWI Crystal Kite Award! This award is granted by fellow writers and illustrators in each of the 15 regions of SCBWI (the Society for Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators). We had amazing group of nominees in the southwest region, and I couldn’t… Read more »

ALL FOUR STARS is out in paperback today!

Hip, hip, hooray! Happy April 7–otherwise known as the paperback release date for my first novel, All Four Stars. I’m incredibly excited about this for several reasons. 1) More affordable price point. Hardcovers are gorgeous and durable, but can be too expensive for some families to afford. When I was growing up, my appetite for books was insatiable,… Read more »

Twitter giveaway–today only!

Hello, folks! Today only, on Twitter, I’m giving away a hardcover copy of All Four Stars AND an arc of The Stars of Summer to one lucky person! All you have to do to enter is retweet the status you’ll find at this link: https://twitter.com/TaraDairman/status/577438379941347328 This is part of the larger #mgMarch project, in which a different middle-grade… Read more »

And a one, and a two, and a one, two, THREE!

Exciting news to share this morning: There will be a THIRD Gladys Gatsby book, coming out in 2016! Here’s the announcement from my agency. I’m so excited that the foodie adventures of Ms. Gatsby and her friends will be continuing, and that I’ll get to work with my wonderful editor Shauna Rossano and her team at… Read more »

Two fantastic holiday surprises

I’m not a big gift person. Maybe it’s because I’ve already been through the experience of selling off all of my possessions (in anticipation of our epic round-the-world trip), and I never want to have that much stuff to get rid of again. Or maybe it was the trip itself; living out of a backpack taught me how… Read more »

Winners, and guest post!

Thank you so much to everyone who entered last week’s giveaway for Natasha Wing’s books The Night Before Hanukkah and The Night Before the Night Before Christmas. The winners are Sara and Clare! Congrats, guys, and happy reading. Continuing with the holiday theme, I have a guest post up today at one of my very favorite book blogs,… Read more »

ALL FOUR STARS on NPR!

I’m a huge fan of the Colorado Public Radio show “Colorado Matters”–especially when it focuses on books, like it does regularly with its new “Colorado Matters at the Tattered” series (in which host Ryan Warner interviews Colorado authors at the Tattered Cover Bookstore in Denver). So I’m super-excited to share that All Four Stars is recommended on that… Read more »