Archive for the ‘Children’s Fiction’ Category

Best of Books in Edmond: Signing, Snakes, Superstar Librarians and a Reader I’ll Never Forget

Wow! I’m just getting caught up on my blog posts about last week’s Oklahoma wonderment! I have to admit, I have more fun in Oklahoma than anywhere else these days. Possibly because the librarians are so passionate and engaged with … Continue reading

Wish Girl in the NYT Review of Books!

Wow. Well, I was trying to get some pics put together to show of my amazing week in Oklahoma… but then this happened, so that other post will have to wait. Wish Girl is in the New York Times Review … Continue reading

More Oklahoma, Best of Books Signing, and How to Win a Wish Girl!

Howdy, y’all! I’m off to Oklahoma (Moore this time!) in a few days, to visit some wonderful schools and… I’m doing a signing/reading/fire-juggling thing at Best of Books in Edmond, OK on Wednesday, March 11. So, if you live in … Continue reading

A Wish Come True: Wish Girl Reviews, Launch Party Pics, and More!

WOW! This weekend was a whirlwind of friends, family, readers, librarians, and teachers braving the icy roads and rain to welcome Wish Girl, and my friend Jo Whittemore’s new book Colonial Madness, into the world! It was wonderful, and you … Continue reading

Wish Girl Enters the World!

Oh, my. Today is the book birthday of my third book. This one is different in so many ways from my others, and the feelings I have today are much more nuanced than in years past. When my debut novel … Continue reading

Middle Grade Authors Love Teachers!

  Do Middle Grade authors really love teachers? Of COURSE they do! Heck, I permanently thanked at least ten of them in my last book, Nightingale’s Nest, by hiding their lovely names in it like eggs in a nest.  But … Continue reading

Stillwater Magic: School Visit Paradise

Wow! I gotta tell you, Oklahoma is amazing. I didn’t know what to expect after that phenomenal last trip to Norman (two weeks of awesome), but it shouldn’t have surprised me at all that the schools in Stillwater would be … Continue reading

Nightingale’s Nest is in Paperback + School Visit Fun

Wow! I have to admit, I’ve been so busy with school visits, Skype visits, guest blog posts, family stuff, and (oh, yes!) finishing my latest novel (super creepy one) that I almost forgot to say happy book birthday to me! … Continue reading

Rejected Fan Mail, or What To Do if I Don’t Answer Your Email

Hello!! I have been having the  MOST FUN January ever. Also the busiest one! You see, I went to Norman, Oklahoma, and spent two weeks visiting with the coolest readers and aspiring young writers, and meeting and chatting with the … Continue reading

Happy New Year, and Happy Writing :)

Happy Almost New Year! It’s been a terribly exciting year for me… full of terrible things (let’s not talk about dental work and editors who leave) and wonderful things, too. The book of my heart, Nightingale’s Nest, flew out into … Continue reading