Archive for the ‘Children’s Fiction’ Category

Writing is Terrifying and Takes a Lot of Time

I have learned recently that, contrary to what I previously believed, my mom is NOT the only reader of my blog. So, hello, other readers! I’m sorry. I’ve been a bit… absent. Because writing is hard, and terrifying, and takes … Continue reading

Wish Girl in Spanish!

When I was a little girl, my grandparents took me to Mexico with them many times in the summers. My grandfather studied art at the Instituto de San Miguel, and my grandma … well, I have no idea what she … Continue reading

Oklahoma Loveliness, and Texas Festival Fun!

I just got back from an amazing week in Oklahoma! I signed hundreds of books, met hundreds of librarians and thousands of readers, and had as much fun as an author can have, thanks to Permabound Books, Best of Books … Continue reading

Rejecting Rejection and… Wish Girl in China!

I am very happy to have a guest blog post up today at the Writing Barn’s blog, in the Rejecting Rejection series. Go hop on over there and check it out if you have a few minutes! And if you’ve … Continue reading

Oklahoma? More Than OK!

I’m a native Texan, but my mom and grandma were both born in Tulsa, Oklahoma. So I think it’s pretty cool that my first out-of-state conference* next week will be to the Oklahoma Technology Association’s Encyclo-Media conference. I guess I’m … Continue reading

Big News: Going to Brazil!

Well, I’m not. But two of my books are! Publisher Bertrand Editora has bought sub-rights to print my books – in Portuguese! I’m not sure precisely when, but Wish Girl and Nightingale’s Nest are both going abroad. I hope they … Continue reading

Recap: Fun at the Book Spot!

Okay, I KNOW this is a super late recap of some of the summer coolness that took place in super-hot August, but I have to share the fun event that was the End of Summer Middle Grade event at the … Continue reading

The Nightingale Summer: Where I Went, Who I Saw, What I Loved

The writing of a book, especially a book that is intensely personal and meaningful like Nightingale’s Nest was for me, is only the beginning. After the drafts, and the revisions, and the copy edits, and the worrying whether people will … Continue reading

Exciting Events: Signing, Reading, Prize-Giving at Boulder Bookstore

Hello, friends! I’m here with the FINAL Exciting Events blog post for the week – not last because I’m done with Exciting Things, but because my editor sent my Exciting Pass Pages and I have to triple-check them for Exciting/Heart-Attack … Continue reading

Exciting Events: Lovely Review/Lovely ARC Edition

Okay, I lied. I didn’t blog every day last week. I took the weekend off. I will make it up to you with this picture of my newest baby ARCs!!! The blurbs on the ARC cover from Francisco X. Stork, … Continue reading