Of a Feather NEIBA Award finalist

Of a Feather is a New England Book Award Finalist!

This summer, Of a Feather was announced as a finalist for the New England Book Award in the Middle Grade category–huzzah! Thank you to the New England Independent Booksellers Association and to all the independent booksellers for supporting Of a Feather! The winner will be announced in October at a masked ball! I can’t wait!…

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AL Event

Earth Day Event with the Awesome Alex London!

This Earth Day, join the awesome children’s and YA author Alex London and me to celebrate two months since the release of OF A FEATHER! I’ll read from Of a Feather–Rufus’s point of view, of course!–and then Alex and I will chat with you about researching falconry (we both got to actually fly raptors with…

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Book Trailer for Of a Feather

I made a book trailer for Of a Feather! Thank you to my wonderful daughter for making me *custom animation* for the project and to my fabulous cover and spot art artist Izzy Burton! If you’d like to learn more about the book, come to one of my launch events THIS WEEK! Monday, I’ll be…

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Launching OF A FEATHER!

This MONDAY, the amazing Tui Sutherland will join in me launching my new middle grade novel Of a Feather at Belmont Books! This is my first launch event, and it will be a kind of Meet the Book, Meet the Author event. We’ll talk about my inspiration for the book and how Tui has inspired me! Tui…

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Catching up on Fan Mail

Thank you so much to everyone who has written to me! I am so sorry that I have been a bit delayed in responding to your letters. I appreciate each and every letter I receive. It is such a joy to open my P.O. box and find a missive waiting inside. Alas, I am no…

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TeenLitMOB is COMING April 7th!

Teen Lit MOB is coming to the Fletcher Free Library on April 7th! Register for it here! What is a Teen Lit MOB you might ask? It’s a full day of awesome activities and workshops and talks with YA writers–including ME! Can I interest you in an exciting round of Choose Your Own Mall Disaster? I…

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A love letter to libraries

Last week, I woke one morning to find that a friend of mine, fellow author Kate Messner, had been disinvited at the last minute from speaking at a school in my town. I was stunned at first, and then relieved when I learned it was not “my” elementary school that had rescinded its invitation, though…

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I made a VIDEO TRAILER for my 6/24 event!

Am I proud of myself? Why, yes, I am! Here’s to what you can do with a phone camera and iMovie! I hope this convinces you to come an see what shenanigans ensue when I’m given a mike and a FULL HOUR! For more information, check out my previous blog post or this flyer from the…

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Come hang out with me on June 24th at the Fletcher Free Library!

Exciting announcement! I am going to be kicking off the Fletcher Free Library’s Summer Reading Program with a humongous event at the library in Burlington on Friday, June 24th! Starting at 10:30am, I’m going to do a TALK (with bonus reading!) around the Summer Reading Program’s theme of “Get in the Game.” There will be…

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Awesome, Butt-kicking Heroines for Girls Not Yet Ready for Rey

I am unabashedly *into* Star Wars. I saw Phantom Menace in the theater, and then for each successive prequel offering, ran marathon showings of all the films in release date order in my living room for some similarly-minded, die-hard fans before heading into New York City to see the new film. So one can imagine…

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