The Disaster Days: now available in paperback

The Disaster Days releases in trade paperback today! Now all five of my books are available in that format–my personal favorite to read, because it’s perfect to stash in a beach/pool bag, a backpack, or hold onto while you’re standing on the subway....

ALONE IN THE WOODS on Teen Librarian Toolbox

To say 2020 has been a challenging year for us all is definitely an understatement. So I was thrilled to have the opportunity to write an article for Karen Jensen’s SLJ blog, Teen Librarian Toolbox, about resilience–one of the themes of my latest MG novel,...

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...

The Disaster Days Virtual Book Club

The scariest thing about writing The Disaster Days was realizing how the heightened scenario I put my characters in–which really felt like capital-F Fiction when I started working on the book, despite all that research–was, actually, pretty realistic....