Off to a starry start!

  Galleys of AUDACITY are out in the world, and the first two trade reviews are in! * Readers hear Clara's strong, clear voice in action-packed verses that convey with intense emotion her conflicts and conviction, her deepest thoughts and her doubts and triumphs. Crowder breathes life into a world long past…

Book Release!

  The last time you all heard from me, I was busy planning. Planning my blog tour, planning my book release, planning my launch party. I was so busy with promotion and all that, well, planning, that I stopped even trying to write. More on that later. Let’s rewind to…

Sea Glass

  I visited family on the Oregon coast over the holidays. For those of you who've never been there, it's a rugged, beautiful place. In the winter, storms hammer the beaches, uprooting seaweeds, ripping buoys from their moorings and crushing it all against the rocks. I went for a walk…

Fire Season

  The writing is done. Revisions, line edits, copy edits—all done! So while the editorial team at HMH is working really hard to bring the book to print, I have moved on to my next project. My new novel is very different from PARCHED, and this is intentional. I hope…