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… Read more »
Posts Tagged: Up for Air
Mid-April Round-Up: Book News and Guest Posts
Hello, friends! This is an exciting spring! Last week, the paperback edition of Every Shiny Thing came out, and now we’re quickly approaching the publication date for my second book, Up for Air, on May 7th! Instead of writing posts for my own blog, I’ve been busy doing interviews and writing essays for other sites… Read more »
The story of my new book SAINT IVY! (So far…)
If we’re connected on social media, then you probably saw me post a few weeks ago about my new book deal. I’m very excited that I will have a third middle grade novel out in the spring of 2021, assuming all goes according to plan! That seems very far away, I know. But it takes… Read more »
2018 Wrap-Up: Reflections on my year as a writer and debut author
For the past few years, I’ve written a post in late December about my year of reading, reflecting on books that have had an impact on me and patterns I’ve noticed in what I’ve read. I’d love to find time to do that again for this year, but for now I’m more motivated to reflect… Read more »
New-Book News and Some (Sort of) New Interviews!
Today is rainy and the tiniest bit chilly, and I’m loving the cozy, stay-at-home weather. It’s starting to feel a bit like fall, and I’m excited to think about beginning a new season. I’ve had a hectic, exhausting, amazing summer full of book events, writing projects I was determined to finish before welcoming a new… Read more »
Persisting in the Writing Life: A Guest Post on Lyn Miller Lachmann’s Blog
One fun thing about being a debut author is that I’ve gotten some requests to do guest posts and interviews on other blogs I love reading. Lyn Miller-Lachmann, my classmate from Vermont College of Fine Arts and an author whose work I admire greatly, invited me to write a post about persisting in the writing… Read more »
Upper MG Books for Older Middle School Readers…and My New Book Deal!
Last Thursday, I wrote a guest post for a wonderful site called Project Mayhem about the importance of “gray area” novels: upper middle grade books that appeal to sixth to eighth graders and that people in the publishing world have sometimes been wary of, because they’re a bit too old for traditional middle grade but a bit… Read more »