Four-Star Recipe: Bluebarb crumble

“So what’s it called?” Charissa asked. “Bluebarb crumble.” “Bluebarb?” “It’s short for blueberry-rhubarb.” “What’s rhubarb?” “Well,” Gladys began, “it looks kind of like celery, but you can’t eat it raw. It tastes sour, and it grows like a weed…” – All Four Stars, page 222 It’s spring! Rhubarb is here, and blueberries are on their way. In… Read more »

Sign-up open for the ALL FOUR STARS blog tour!

Happy Thursday, folks! First off, the winner of The Secret Hum of a Daisy by Tracy Holczer is… Natasha Wing! Congrats, Natasha! I hope you love this beautiful book. Second order of business–check out this lovely button: And it means what it says–All Four Stars will be going on a tour! Of blogs! Hosted by the terrific… Read more »

Updates, and chance to win an ARC of ALL FOUR STARS!

We haven’t had a general update here in a while, and there’s a reason for that–I’ve been insanely busy of late. I’m currently in the throes of sequel revision, am moving house this weekend, and have had a couple of extended family visits recently. Bottom line: not much time for blogging. But, exciting things have… Read more »

A Quest for the Best Burger in L.A.

When you write books about a made-up restaurant critic, sometimes you get the urge to channel her and do a bit of critiquing yourself. Which is why my husband Andy and I decided to fly to L.A. over Martin Luther King weekend and eat as many different hamburgers as we could. 🙂 This whole crazy idea came… Read more »

Now & Later

Well, friends, blog posts have been a bit thin on the ground here recently–but that doesn’t mean that exciting things haven’t been going on behind the scenes, or that I haven’t got some great stuff lined up for you going forward! Here’s a little recap/preview. NOW (well, not right now, but recently): 1) Writing: Hey, remember that… Read more »

ALL FOUR STARS has a cover!

In case you haven’t already seen on Facebook and Twitter, today is the day that the cover for my debut middle-grade novel, All Four Stars, gets revealed to the public! The party’s happening over at Emu’s Debuts, where you can see the actual cover, and at Mother.Write.Repeat., where my lovely fellow Putnam author Krista Van Dolzer is… Read more »