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 »
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 »
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!
Update, 8.25.17: Congratulations, Daria! You’ve won the ARC of Saturdays with Hitchcock. Thanks to all who entered, and please do check it out when it hits the shelves in October! *** Hello, friends. As excited as I am about The Great Hibernation hitting the shelves next month, I am just as pumped about the slew of other fantastic middle-grade… Read more »
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 »
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 »
Final blog tour stop! Yes, the Stars So Sweet blog tour is wrapping up, and today I’m at Jennifer Chambliss Bertman’s blog, showing everyone where the writing magic (and, um, laundry) happens in my Creative Spaces interview. This is also your last chance to win a full set of the All Four Stars series! (Also,… Read more »