Monday, April 22, 2019

Lovely present!

Got the loveliest present in the mail from my magnificent editor Anne Hoppe at Clarion Books / Houghton Mifflin Harcourt! An early finished copy of SPARK (my upcoming book for kids) and the paperback of THE STONE GIRL'S STORY! I love holding them in my hands for the first time! Kind of like holding a new baby. Except quieter.


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Thursday, April 18, 2019

GIRL Selected as 3rd Place Winner of Florida SSYRA Award!

Wow!!! Thank you so much, Florida SSYRA and Florida readers, for selecting THE GIRL WHO COULD NOT DREAM as the 3rd place winner of the Sunshine State Young Readers Award! I'm thrilled and honored! And big congrats to Gordon Korman and Jason Reynolds!

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Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Lovely Blurb for SPARK!

One of my all-time favorite authors (and absolutely wonderful person) Tamora Pierce blurbed my next book for kids! She called SPARK, "Exciting, timely, and world-shaking!" I am so honored and so grateful! Thank you, Tammy!


Monday, April 15, 2019

Starred Review in Booklist for SPARK!

In today's issue of Booklist... A starred review for SPARK, my next book for kids!!! Eeeeee!!! Thanks so much, Booklist! SPARK comes out from Clarion Books / Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in just one month, on 5/14!

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Monday, April 08, 2019

Interview in Locus Magazine

I've been subscribing to Locus magazine (an awesome SF/Fantasy publishing trade magazine) for 20 years. I've always dreamed of seeing my name on the cover someday. Check out the latest issue!!! Thank you, Locus! #bucketlist

Monday, April 01, 2019

Galactic Philadelphia Reading

Tomorrow (4/2) at 7pm!!! I'll be reading with Paul Levinson at the Free Library of Philadelphia (Central Parkway Branch) as part of the Galactic Philadelphia Reading Series. Hope to see you there!

I am especially delighted to be reading with Paul Levinson because he was one of the authors who was so very kind and encouraging to me many years ago when I was an aspiring writer, attending my first cons and dreaming of my first book. That makes this a particularly special event for me.