Archive for the ‘Children’s Fiction’ Category

NCTE 2015: Packing my Warmest Fancy Pants for Minnesota

Hiya, friends! I am preparing for a whirlwind two days in Minneapolis this weekend, where I will be rubbing shoulders with some of the finest teachers and librarians in the nation, and trying to hold my own with some of … Continue reading

A Trick and a Treat: Reviews & Licorice

It’s Halloween week, and I am celebrating by writing a short story that I hope will scare the pants off young readers someday, somewhere. Yes, I’m taking a short/two day break from my novel writing. You see, I had sort … Continue reading

My Week in Books: Texas Book Festival 2015 & More!

  Every year, there’s a holiday I love more than any other. I get to see all my friends, and my family, and go to fancy parties, and eat too much, and enjoy the sights, and buy tons of gifts … Continue reading

Tweens Read 2015 Fun!

Wow. I just got back from the Tweens Read festival in Houston, hosted by the indie Blue Willow Books, and I am happy to report that it was THE BEST.       Seriously, I felt very Dorothy-in-Oz the whole time. … Continue reading

Tweens Read, Texas Book Festival, and more!

Hi, y’all! I am incredibly excited to share a few cool events I’m going to be at this fall. The first one is a conference I’ve been dying to attend for years – the amazing Tweens Read in Pasadena, Texas. … Continue reading

Interview With a Puppet: The Van Show!

Oh boy. I just got a link to an interview I did at the TLA conference last spring. An interview with a gorgeous, blue-haired puppet. (Of course I said yes! The Muppets were my LIFE when I was a kid.) … Continue reading

Guys Read Contest Winner, Italian Edition & More

Wow! My kids are tough judges. Thanks to everyone who entered the contest last week! So, last week’s blog contest winner was picked just this morning, and Nina Weaver is the winner of a hardback copy of Guys Read: Terrifying … Continue reading

Author Copies! A Guys Read: Terrifying Tales Giveaway

Guess what? My author copies for the anthology, Guys Read: Terrifying Tales, arrived today! Aren’t they creeptastic? I had SO MUCH fun writing my story for this collection, and I’m eternally grateful to Jon Scieszka for inviting me to join … Continue reading

Lone Star Literary Life: An Interview

Happy August, friends! I am slowly melting down here in Texas as temperatures rise. The need for snow cones and ice cream increases exponentially with each degree, and Blue Bell is currently out of business… so it’s a more miserable … Continue reading

Summer So Far: Pretty Darn Amazing

Wow. This summer has been one for the books, pun intended. Not only did I take my family on a trip to British Columbia and Washington State… … but while I was away, the Writer’s League of Texas notified me … Continue reading