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.
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!