Desert Girl, Monsoon Boy (words by me, pictures by Archana Sreenivasan) has been named one of the best picture books of 2020 by Kirkus.
DESERT GIRL, MONSOON BOY publishes today!
Today is the day that Desert Girl, Monsoon Boy, illustrated magnificently by Archana Sreenivasan and written by me, releases into the world. It is intended for readers aged 4-8 (but, of course, readers older and younger than that are very welcome). It is the first picture book I’ve written, and the best-reviewed book yet of… Read more »
#FCSDay and The Food Side of Things
People who’ve read my novel All Four Stars and its sequels often ask me how I became a writer. Sometimes they also want to know where my book ideas come from. (Ha, if only I knew! I’d go back and grab a few more.) But recently, a friend asked a different question: How did I… 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 »
Blog tour stop #10: Stephanie at the scrumptious cooking blog Kitchen Frolic has written a lovely review of Stars So Sweet. She’s been a super supporter of the whole series over the last two years–thanks so much, Stephanie!
Pop! Goes the Reader
Blog tour stop #9: Jen at Pop! Goes the Reader has likened Gladys Gatsby to Harriet M. Welsch and Sarah Crewe. Well, the praise really can’t get any higher than that! Thank you, Jen, for your extremely thoughtful reviews of the entire series. <3
Happy release day, Stars So Sweet!
Release day is here, and the All Four Stars trilogy is complete. Stars So Sweet, the concluding volume of the series, is now out in the world! I’ll be celebrating tonight at Books of Wonder in NYC–I hope you’ll join me if you’re in the area. You can find a link with info about that event, and… Read more »
The STARS SO SWEET blog tour kicks off!
After so many years writing about Gladys (I started the first draft of All Four Stars in 2005!), it’s hard to believe that the final volume of her adventures will hit the shelves in less than two weeks. But Stars So Sweet is coming, and a bunch of terrific book and food bloggers are on hand to help celebrate. The… Read more »
Všechny čtyři hvězdicky (All Four Stars in Czech!)
Czech it out (yuk, yuk): Author copies of the Czech translation of All Four Stars–Všechny čtyři hvězdicky–arrived on my doorstep this week! The book was published by Albatros in 2016, with a new cover by Eva Chupíková. The cover was a glorious surprise to me, because the last I heard, the publisher was planning to use… Read more »
A whole new format for Gladys in 2016!
As this year draws to a close, I’m thrilled to share one more very nice piece of news for the All Four Stars series… THERE WILL BE AUDIOBOOKS! My publisher, Penguin, has licensed audio rights to Ideal Audiobooks for All Four Stars, The Stars of Summer, and Stars So Sweet. I don’t have all of the details yet, but I… Read more »