A New Monthly Kidlit Column

I’m ridiculously pleased to share that I’ll be writing a monthly column about children’s books for the website Literary Hub, which has published great content about books for adults for many years now and is currently expanding its coverage of writing for children. My column will preview ten wonderful new books each month, from board… Read more »

Social Media Update

I’ve had a Twitter account for longer than most of my readers have been alive. For the most part, I’m glad about that. I’ve made lots of wonderful friends from around the world–including many of you who are reading this now, I’m sure!–I’ve learned a lot about writing, and I’ve gotten crucial information about my… Read more »

New Books on the Horizon

A few years ago, I was encouraged to start an Instagram account. “You can share interesting photos of your life!” the encouraging people said. “Then your readers will feel like they know you!” The encouraging people seemed very confident that this would be the case. I would share snapshots from my day–a solitary cup of… Read more »

New Reading Guide is Here!

Something you might not know about me is that before I became a published children’s book author, I worked in publishing as a textbook writer and editor. With my colleagues and our clients, I developed teachers’ guides to dozens of texts, dreaming up reading comprehension questions, essay prompts, and engaging activities to support educators as… Read more »