Books and the Beach

If you’ve ever read this blog or met me in person, you know two things to be true: 1) I love independent bookstores 2) I love the beach So combining the two is my dream, right? Last week it came true: I drove down the East Coast to lovely Bethany Beach for a...

ADVENTURE on the road

A picture is worth a thousand words–but unfortunately, I was having so much fun sharing The Last Grand Adventure with readers that I barely took any (other than of books) during my events! If you missed the AASL webinar I did with school librarian extraordinaire...

Cover Reveal for THE LAST GRAND ADVENTURE!

I’m so excited to share the cover for my next middle-grade novel that I’m skipping an introduction. Here it is!     Robyn Ng illustrated it, and Laura Lyn DiSiena designed it–the same team that created the beautiful cover for Summer of Lost...

SUMMER Educator Giveaway

I wouldn’t be the reader–or the writer–I am today without the influence of many wonderful educators. My childhood teachers and librarians in Madison, WI–at Thoreau Elementary, the Sequoya Library, Cherokee Middle School, and West High–were always putting books in my...