It’s here! It’s here!

Dear readers, I am thrilled to present my sixth novel, The Lighthouse between the Worlds!   As you probably guessed from the title, it’s a portal fantasy. This one’s for readers ages 8-12. The setting is the Oregon Coast, where I grew up. (At…

Preorder contest for The Lighthouse between the Worlds!

Where: everyone on this world is eligible! Who: must be age 13 or older to enter When: starting……now!     Each person who preorders The Lighthouse between the Worlds by November 12 will receive the Everyone’s A Winner! swag pack including: 1 Lighthouse between the Worlds bookmark 1…

Being Wendy

  The story that follows is an excerpt from a keynote speech I delivered recently at a book festival.   A new study released in January demonstrates that as early as 6 years old, girls’ perception of their own gender’s intelligence shifts; all that…

A starry introduction to AN UNINTERRUPTED VIEW OF THE SKY!

I am over the moon to share the first reviews for my new YA. First, there was the excellent Booklist review, where the journal’s cover is a full-frame image of my book cover. Isn’t it stunning? And then came three starred reviews! First, from Kirkus,…

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 brief and impressionistic.” and “This tender tale of human…

A Kirkus star for Three Pennies!

ARCs are out in the world, which means reviews are on their way in… The first review for THREE PENNIES is a wonderful one—a star from Kirkus! I won’t share the whole text here because, of course, spoilers. But the last line is my…

A Cover for AN UNINTERRUPTED VIEW OF THE SKY!

  We have a cover! I am always so grateful for the many, many hours the design and editorial teams spend to carefully wrap my words in an artistic rendering of what lies within. So very grateful! For a book description and preorder links, click…

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 for my books! For more about Three Pennies, including…

AUDACITY is a National Jewish Book Awards Finalist!

I admit, I’m feeling a bit overwhelmed at the moment. You write a book, you research and research and research and you wring your hands, hoping you are able to bring honor to the person, and to the life that has inspired you, that is your story’s…

Introducing A Nearer Moon–with a star!

I’m so pleased to tell you all about my newest book! It’s a middle grade this time, and a fantasy story–my first! Just today, Kirkus posted their *starred* review online and I couldn’t be more excited by what they have to say: This lyrical story has…