My post is up over on the Nerdy Book Club. Click over to read why I write and what I watched over Thanksgiving Break.
I’m home for the holidays now, but November’s been a busy month. Illustrator Brian Lies and I attended the Wisconsin Book Festival. Here we are (thanks, librarygrl2): The next weekend, I headed over to the Loft Literary Center, for a reading with writer pal Julie Bowe. Last Sunday, Malcolm and I were featured in my hometown newspaper, the Leader Telegram. more »
This past weekend, I got the chance to participate in a super fun event dedicated to books for kids: the Tweens Read Book Festival in Houston, TX. Twenty-one authors, hundreds of middle grade readers, personalized cupcakes, hand-made knitted water bottle cozies, 85 degrees weather (it was a wet and coooold 45 degrees when I left Wisconsin)—well, let’s just say, as more »
This was great event–lots of amazing book creators and eager readers–but my favorite bit was getting to meet (and present with!) Brian Lies, the illustrator for MALCOLM AT MIDNIGHT.
Malcolm came out as an audiobook from Recorded Books this week. Part of my never-skip writing process is to read my work aloud, so I’ve “heard” Malcolm many times…in my voice. But this is a first to hear it read by someone else! Want to listen? Click the cover for a little preview!
So, one of the crazy things of having your book come out on the very day that you go back to work and school, is that you have no time to announce any of the fun little things that occur. Like, the kid who comes in after school to tell you that he “hears your voice reading aloud to him more »
It’s finally here! Both the first day of school AND the release of MALCOLM AT MIDNIGHT! Whew! That’s a lot of excitement around our house. Last night, after getting in from the cabin and labeling school supplies, filling out forms, and packing up backpacks, we realized that we were missing a couple key items, so we headed out for a more »
The first chapter of Malcolm is up on both Amazon and Barnes and Noble‘s websites. And now I have permission to post it here! It’s not quite the same as reading the book–no fantastic illustrations by Brians Lies–but I hope you enjoy it. Chapter 1: The Mouse If you do want to read more, Malcolm’s a giveaway on a few more »
Are you familiar with the Children’s Literature Network? If you’re a writer, illustrator, book seller, or kids’ librarian, you should definitely check it out. Friend, author, children’s lit scholar and enthusiast Rob Reid writes a great blog (among many other things) called Heart of a Child for them. Rob asked me a few questions about my book a little while more »