UP FOR AIR Release Week Round-Up!

Up for Air is officially out in the world! I had a great time launching the book a couple days early at this party at Children’s Book World, where I was in conversation with my friend and Every Shiny Thing coauthor Cordelia Jensen.

Reading from UP FOR AIR at the launch.

And I’ve been busy doing lots of interviews and guest posts. I want to share the most recent batch of posts here in case you’d like to check them out. So here goes!

First of all, I’ve had a great time doing some interviews with author friends. I did this fun Q&A with L. Marie, who is giving away a copy of the book to someone who comments on the post! I also completed some open-ended, generative prompts for a “get to know you” post on fellow author Jarrett Lerner’s blog, and author Melissa Roske had me answer these questions from the fascinating Proust questionnaire.

I shared five fun facts about the book on YAYOMG!, where people can enter another giveaway and see some photos I dug up, like this one of me and my brothers on the island that inspired the fictional setting of Up for Air.


And finally, I wrote a personal essay I’m really proud of called Puberty, Power Dynamics, and the Story I Needed. It’s on BookPage, and it’s about some of my own experiences as a middle schooler and the reasons I felt so strongly about writing a story that explores what it’s like for a middle school girl to get a new kind of attention when her body develops.

I hope you’ll check out some of these pieces, and hope you’ll check out the book, too! Thanks for all the support and enthusiasm!