It’s a star!

Many thanks to School Library Journal for this lovely starred review of Three Pennies!   Some of my favorite parts: “The language of this short and intense story is spare and evocative, and the chapters are[…]

THREE PENNIES has a cover!

  I love it! Isn’t it fantastic? Here’s the panorama of the whole jacket:   Feeling very fortunate over here to have such a thoughtful editorial and design team at Atheneum making these gorgeous covers[…]

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[…]

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,[…]

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[…]