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 »
I’m very excited to share that the Rocket Cat Kids Book Club–a free, virtual book club for middle-grade readers run by me and my three author-critique partners–is happening! Please read on for more details, and SIGN UP HERE. Rocket Cat Book Club—join us! We’ll be reading two books this spring (Sisterhood of Sleuths by Jennifer… Read more »
Hi, educators! I’m excited to be participating as an author in World Read Aloud Day 2023, which means that I’ll be available to Zoom into classrooms on Wednesday, February 1 to read from my next middle-grade novel and answer student questions. (I’ll be reading from The Girl from Earth’s End, which doesn’t publish until March,… Read more »
Updated May 2023 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… Read more »
This Thursday evening, I’ll be in conversation with the brilliant Rebecca Behrens in NYC as we discuss our middle-grade novels in which the kids take charge. It’s the official launch party for The Disaster Days, Rebecca’s new book set in the aftermath of a devastating earthquake, and it is absolutely unputdownable! We’ll be signing books,… Read more »
How to order signed copies of my books in time for holiday gifting.
I’m a listener-contestant on NPR’s Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me this week!
Ever since I moved here a year and a half ago, I’ve been wondering what, exactly, it is that makes Colorado such a wonderful place to be a writer.Could it be the near-constant sunshine? Is there something in the (mountain-spring-fresh) water or the (clean, not-humid) air? Or is it perhaps the mountain scenery all around… Read more »