STRONG SHOULDERS

. Hello, Teacher and Librarian WORLD CHANGERS! A TOAST! To you. HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY, TEACHERS AND LIBRARIANS!  Welcome to my third annual Middle Grade Authors Love Teachers and Librarians Giveaway! It’s...

Hello! HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY, TEACHERS AND LIBRARIANS! ❤ ❤ ❤ It’s no secret to those of you who know me that I just adore and respect teachers and librarians who are out...

. THANK YOU, ALL–my fantastic FANTASTICOS! Yesterday, was my launch party for my book, FISH IN A TREE (Nancy Paulsen Books/Penguin–coming February 5th). Even though it was Super Bowl Sunday, we...

. Lately, I’ve been thinking back to the “query daze.” How hard it was to put my work in front of strangers who were experts and ask them what they thought....

Last weekend, I attended NCTE (National Council for Teachers of English). What an amazing weekend. And, no…I’m not just throwing that word, amazing, around. It really did amaze me. It amazed me to...

. . So, I have a confession. A couple, actually. In elementary school, I told both our school librarian and my mother an untruth—that I had lost my copy of Theodore...

So…Can I just say HOW EXCITED I am about my *official CT launch* of One for the MURPHYS at the Glastonbury, CT Barnes and Noble this Thursday, May 24th at 6:00?!...

A BIG Mentor Monday welcome to Michaela Maccoll, author of two historical novels entitled, Prisoners in the Palace and Promise the Night. Both have earned so many starred reviews, they should be re-titled as constellations! Thanks so much,...