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 »
The Great Hibernation
Florida in March – event and school visits!
*UPDATE 3/1/19: Unfortunately, I’ve had to cancel my trip to Florida for the BAMfest due to illness. I’m so sorry to anyone who was looking forward to attending one of my panels or having a book signed by me. I know it’s not the same, but if you would like a signed and personalized bookmark,… Read more »
Signed books for the holidays now available!
How to order signed copies of my books in time for holiday gifting.
Wait Wait…It’s Me!
I’m a listener-contestant on NPR’s Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me this week!
Summer Reading Splash this weekend!
Hello, friends! Just a quick note to say that I’m excited to be participating in the 5 Book Dive/2018 Summer Reading Splash this weekend at the AISD Performing Arts center here in Austin, Texas! This is a middle-grade book festival, geared toward grades 3-6, featuring keynote speaker Kate DiCamillo and several other incredible authors of books… Read more »
Great news for THE GREAT HIBERNATION
Hello, readers! I’m so pleased to report a few tidbits of happy news for me and my books. Accolades My newest middle-grade novel, The Great Hibernation, has just been named a best book of the year by the Cooperative Children’s Book Center (CCBC). What a huge honor, and what excellent company it’s in, too. The Great… Read more »
Cynsations guest post, and preorder winner!
I’m so pleased to announce that Marnie Lansdown has won the preorder contest for The Great Hibernation. Marnie works at Colorado Humanities, and has great plans for getting the class set of books into the hands of underserved readers in the Denver area. Thank you, Marnie, and thank you to EVERYONE who preordered from BookPeople! Your personalized… Read more »
Some chances to win THE GREAT HIBERNATION
*Quick reminder – you have one more day to win a copy of Under the Bottle Bridge by Jessica Lawson right here at my blog! Such a wonderful, whimsical book–please leave a comment and enter!* Thank you so much to all of the friends, family members, fellow authors, and booksellers who made yesterday’s publication of The Great… Read more »
Great hopes for THE GREAT HIBERNATION
Well, friends, the day is here. My fourth novel, The Great Hibernation, is out in the world. This is definitely my weirdest book, and in some ways, also my most personal. Writing it was a long journey that spanned 2013—before I was a published author at all!—until very late 2015 (two days before I gave… Read more »
Preorder contest & tour dates for THE GREAT HIBERNATION!
It’s hard to believe that my fourth novel, The Great Hibernation, will be on bookshelves next month! I’m so excited for readers to meet Jean, Isara, Rambo the sheep, and the rest of the gang tasked with saving the tiny town of St. Polonius-on-the-Fjord from a mysterious hibernation…and some dastardly political moves, too. Are you hoping to… Read more »