2018 CYBILS Round 1 judge

2018 CYBILS, here I come! I’m excited to share that I’ll be a CYBILS judge again this year. The CYBILS Awards recognize authors and illustrators whose books for children and young adults combine both literary merit and popular appeal. In the past, I’ve always helped with judging the younger nonfiction category (Nonfiction Picture Books in Read More …

2017 in review, and a sneak peek at 2018 goals

If you’ve followed my blog for a long time (or know me at all), you probably know I can be a little obsessive about setting goals and doing annual performance reviews. So, as 2017 comes to a close, I thought I should reflect on what I’ve accomplished the past year and think about what 2018 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 …