WLA Children’s Book Award

I’m excited to share that the Children’s Book Award Committee of the Wisconsin Library Association’s Youth Services Section selected ten outstanding children’s and young adult books for 2021, and Alone in the Woods was one! You can read more about the awards and...

ALONE IN THE WOODS is now available!

For each book I’ve released, I’ve spent time in my home state of Wisconsin, visiting schools and talking with young readers. And during every single Q&A, the same question has come up: Have you written any stories set in Wisconsin? It took me years, and four other...

The Disaster Days is an official 2020 ILA Teachers’ Choices selection!

I’m thrilled to share that The Disaster Days is an official 2020 ILA Teachers’ Choices Selection. From ILA’s website: Our Choices reading lists, shaped by thousands of students and educators across the United States, serve as a valuable resource—particularly in...

The Disaster Days is a Bank Street Best Book!

I’m really excited to share that The Disaster Days was selected by Bank Street College of Education as one of its “best books” of 2020. From Bank Street’s website: [The 2020] edition includes more than 600 titles chosen by the Children’s Book...

My 2019 in Nine Photos

According to my Instagram, these nine photos sum up my 2019: I see a lot of books (launching The Disaster Days and receiving an honor for The Last Grand Adventure), writing (I took my 2020 release from blank page to revised, final manuscript in 11 months!), and one...