Emmanuel’s Dream wins CA Young Reader Medal!

A few weeks ago I was honored to travel to Pasadena, CA, to the California Library Association conference to receive the California Young Reader Medal for Emmanuel’s Dream. This is a very special award because the winning book in each category is chosen by the kids themselves. First, the award tea itself. There were teas Read More …

What I’ve Been Up To This Month

The month isn’t even over yet, but so much has been packed into the last few weeks it feels more like two months already! That’s not exactly an excuse for neglecting the blog, but, you know, life happens. Anyway… Beachside Nonfiction Workshop I started out the month at the Beachside Nonfiction Workshop with Candace Fleming Read More …

Photos from the Two Truths and a Lie launch party

Okay, so it’s been more than a month since the launch party for Two Truths and a Lie: It’s Alive!, and this post is _way_ overdue. In my defense, we’ve been hard at work on the second book in the series, and a writer has to have her priorities, right? Alright, so perhaps there’s no Read More …

Launch Party for Two Truths and a Lie: It’s Alive!

Please join me for the West Coast Launch Party for TWO TRUTHS AND A LIE: IT’S ALIVE!   Sunday, June 25th, at 2 p.m. A trivia-style game-show challenge. . . with prizes! Q&A, exclusive behind-the-scenes gossip, and outtakes! Book swag! Charitable giving! Free snacks and drinks! Books, books, and more books!   Where, you ask? Secret Read More …

Upcoming appearance: Nonfiction Writing Workshop for Tweens

I’m busy doing lots of private talks and appearances at schools and conferences this spring, but here’s one that is open to the public (especially tweens)! On April 20, I’ll be presenting a workshop on nonfiction writing for tweens (ages 8-12) in Bothell, WA. Here’s the description: Where do you find ideas and how do Read More …