This week at the NCTE 2023 conference!

Hello, friends! I’m excited to be traveling to Columbus, Ohio, this week for my first ever NCTE (National Council of Teachers of English) conference. I’ll be on two panels (fun fact–for the garden-themed panel on Saturday, I’m also the moderator!) and doing two book signings of The Girl from Earth’s End. If you’ll be attending the conference,… Read more »

Story time this Saturday at Fort Collins Nursery!

Northern Colorado friends–please join me and six other local authors/illustrators at Fort Collins Nursery for a nature-themed story time this Saturday morning, July 15, from 10-12! We’ll all be reading our picture books (I’ll be reading Desert Girl, Monsoon Boy), and there will be lots of amazing crafts and door prizes for the kiddos. Books… Read more »

The Girl from Earth’s End hits the shelves today!

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 »

World Read Aloud Day 2023

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 »