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....

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...

Texas Tour 2019!

Author friend Michelle Schusterman and I had a fantastic time visiting schools and bookstores in the Dallas area this November: Lamar Middle School in Flower Mound; Bowie, Crockett, Lady Bird Johnson, and Lamar Middle Schools in Irving; Barnes & Noble Southlake;...

Launching The Disaster Days

Pics, or it didn’t happen, right? 🙂 October was a whirlwind of bookish events, and I’ve had a great time introducing The Disaster Days to readers. Here are some photos from my launches in New York and Wisconsin and other places I’ve shared my book:...