My latest book is Malcolm at Midnight, a middle grade mystery starring classroom pets at midnight. It’s in bookstores…now!
In the meantime, please peek around to find out more about me and my books.
Latest Notes and News
Thrilled to finally be able to say: there’s going to be a sequel to Malcolm at Midnight!
Titled (at least for now) Malcolm Under the Stars, it stars our ratty hero once again, this time delving into the shadowy history of the Midnight Academy in order to save the girl and the school he loves. On shelves in spring 2015, and again illustrated by Brian Lies.
Jelly’s Gold: A great lost treasure mystery, starring St. Paul, Minnesota’s gangster past. Very fun to read about places I know.
The Rook: “Her Majesty’s supernatural secret service” is on the cover, which pretty much sums it up. I was jealous of the premise though–Myfwany wakes up without any memories, surrounded by dead people wearing latex gloves. Essentially, she’s solving her own mystery.
Snowflakes Fall: A picture book about snowflakes. And the tragedy in Newtown.
If I don’t use it, someone should.
A paperback release date, school visit pics, more pet rats, and a holiday signing!
Malcolm in Paperback
I got an email from my editor, so I think it’s safe to announce: Malcolm at Midnight will be released as a paperback in September 2014!
Anyway, not every book goes to paperback, so I feel very grateful that Malcolm will. To celebrate, I’ve been driving my family crazy by singing the Beatles’ “Paperback Writer” while cooking and driving. The paperback will look exactly the same–because you just can’t improve on Brian Lies’s art.
More News: Chippewa Valley Book Festival
In October, I visited with four (4!) schools in one day for the Chippewa Valley Book Festival. As you might imagine, I met all sorts of kids with great questions. Unfortunately, I don’t have pictures of my visits (this is what happens when you’re zipping from one place to another!), but since then, I’ve gotten loads of fun pictures and notes in the mail. Thanks readers!
And Coming Up
My local public library is hosting a local author day starting at 10:30 on Saturday, December 7. 12 authors (6 kidlit–including me!; 6 adult) will read and sign books. Bring your books or buy one at the program. A percentage of the proceeds will go to the Give-A-Kid-A-Book program sponsored by the Friends of the Library. And there’s refreshments! And door prizes! Hope to see you there if you’re in the neighborhood.