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...

Alone in the Woods ARCs

I got a fun surprise in the mail the other day–a big box of books. Not just any books, though–advance reader copies of Alone in the Woods! Of course I had to take them out to the park for a proper photo:   Here’s a sneak peek at the interior...

Announcing ALONE IN THE WOODS!

There’s a reason I’ve been in my writing cave lately: I’ve been finishing final edits on a new book coming out this year! Alone in the Woods releases on October 6, 2020. And the awesome website YAYOMG! helped me share its super-cool cover and an...

The Amelia Earhart Festival

On July 21, I was thrilled to be a part of the Amelia Earhart Festival–the annual celebration of her birthday in her birthplace of Atchison, Kansas. Readers of The Last Grand Adventure will know what a significant place Atchison was in Amelia’s (and her...

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...

Ants and Grasshoppers

Usually, I’m an ant. I like having to-do lists and schedules, deadlines and goals, and I’m at my happiest when I’m working as much as playing, or maybe even a little more. But not in August. As the fable goes, there’s a time for work and a time...