Come meet me IN PERSON at the L.A. Times Festival of Books!

I’m excited to announce that I will be appearing on a panel at the L.A. Times Festival of Books! Come hear me chat with the amazing Lev Grossman and Sharon Levin about animals in middle grade fiction! We’ll be on the YA Stage on Sunday, April 24th at 10:30 a.m.  There will also be a…

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Curriculum Guide for Wayward Creatures

I’m so excited to present the Discussion and Teaching Guide for Wayward Creatures that I created with Dr. Shannicka Johnson of LIGHT in Education, LLC. I hope that educators find this guide helpful! Please contact me if you’d like to schedule a school visit!

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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Coming Soon: A New Book From Me!

Hello, Readers! I have some splendiferous news! I SOLD A BOOK! It’s a new middle grade told from the points of view of a fledging Great Horned owl, Rufus, and the girl who helps to rehabilitate him, Reenie. I have had so much fun researching and writing this book. I can’t wait to share it…

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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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Come Say Hi at the Burlington Book Festival!

Happy Back-to-School Season! I love this time of year–the slight chill in the morning air, the prospect of changing leaves and fiery hillsides, the fact that my kids are back on a regular schedule, meaning I can be on a regular schedule, meaning WRITING IS GETTING DONE, FOLKS! In addition to writing alone at my…

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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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Goodbye, 2015! Hello, 2016!

Happy New Year to all! As many are wont to do around this time of year, I have been reflecting on 2015 and setting goals for 2016. 2015 was a very busy year for me, though not necessarily in a public way. I did a ton of writing and revising, and visited classrooms both in…

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