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[…]

The Next Big Thing…

  I’ve been tagged! Chain letter style, that is, by the lovely A.B. Westrick, author of the forthcoming novel Brotherhood (I have heard the author read from this novel, and it is amazing!) So it’s[…]