Friday, January 24, 2020

ALA Midwinter 2020

Almost time for ALA Midwinter!!! I'm so excited! I'll be signing ARCs of RACE THE SANDS (my forthcoming epic fantasy novel about monster racing) at the HarperCollins booth on Sunday at 1pm. Hope to see you there!


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Monday, December 02, 2019

Starred PW Review for RACE THE SANDS!

Got a lovely bit of news over Thanksgiving weekend: RACE THE SANDS, my next epic fantasy book for adults (coming April 2020 from Harper Voyager), got a STARRED review from Publishers Weekly! So happy!!! I loved writing this book! Thanks so much, PW!


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Wednesday, November 20, 2019

My NCTE 2019 Schedule

Very excited for NCTE this weekend! I'll be on a panel Fri 11/22 at 3:30pm (see image), and I'll be signing copies of SPARK and ARCs of my upcoming kids book CATALYST (about a girl & her elephant-size cat!) at the HMH booth #711 on Sat 11/23 at 2pm. Hope to see you there!


Saturday, October 05, 2019

Star Wars Anthology!

So, I've got some news..... As announced yesterday at NY Comic Con, I'm writing a short story for this STAR WARS anthology! So excited!!!


Monday, September 16, 2019

Cover Reveal for RACE THE SANDS!

COVER REVEAL!!! So excited to share the cover for RACE THE SANDS, my next novel for adults! It's a standalone epic fantasy about two kickass women who race monsters, coming in April 2020 from Harper Voyager.

And very excited to show you what came in the mail! An ARC of RACE THE SANDS! I love seeing the ARC for the first time -- it makes me feel like my monster-racing women and their deadly kehok are coming to life. Like they're stepping out of my imagination and are ready to step (or race) into other minds.  I loved writing this book so much, and I can't wait for everyone to meet Tamra, Raia, and their racer!

Thanks so much to the artist Nekro, my editor David Pomerico, and the whole Harper Voyager team!

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Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Announcing 2 new MG books!!!

I am over-the-moon excited to announce that I sold two new middle-grade fantasy novels, EVEN AND ODD and a second untitled book, to my phenomenal editor Anne Hoppe at Clarion Books / Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, via my incredible agent Andrea Somberg! So excited to play in two new worlds!!!

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Thursday, August 15, 2019

FIRE AND HEIST on Truman Readers Award Longlist!

So honored and thrilled that my YA were-dragon heist novel, FIRE AND HEIST, is on the longlist for the Truman Readers Award! Thanks so much, Missouri school librarians!!! You made my day! Congrats to all the other nominees!


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Monday, June 17, 2019

Cover Reveal for CATALYST!

COVER REVEAL!!! So excited to share with you the cover art for my next kids book, CATALYST, coming from Clarion Books / Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in June 2020! It's about change, acceptance, and a really, really large cat!

Huge thanks to artist Brandon Dorman, designer Opal Roengchai, art director Sharismar Rodriguez, my editor Anne Hoppe, and the whole Clarion team for this gorgeousness!

Say hello to Zoe, Harrison, and Pipsqueak!


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Thursday, June 06, 2019

New Jersey Events This Saturday

New Jersey readers -- This Saturday (6/8), I will be at the Maplewood South Orange Book Festival from 11am to 4pm, signing books in the Children's Area. And at 7:30pm, I'll be at the Barnes & Noble in Paramus, with the Science Fiction Association of Bergen County, talking about my books & writing & dragons & sea monsters... Both events are open to all. Hope to see you there!

Maplewood South Orange Book Festival:

SFABC at Barnes & Noble in Paramus:

THE STONE GIRL'S STORY is a Mythopoeic Award Finalist!

Got some wonderful news: my book, THE STONE GIRL'S STORY, is a finalist for the Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Children's Literature! I'm so thrilled, honored, and grateful! Thank you, Mythopoeic Society! You made my day! And congratulations to all the other finalists!

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