Archive for the ‘Children’s Fiction’ Category

TLA 2014: A Starry-Eyed Writer Reports Back

Oh, the wonder that is the Texas Library Association’s mammoth annual conference! I only had two days there this week (due to other conferences I will blog about soon, which were also superb), but in those two days I lived … Continue reading

Houston Writers Guild Conference and Other Loveliness!

Hi, friends! I am the very busiest of bees these days, with all sorts of conferences coming up! First off, I am going to be doing an author signing (and sing and tap dance, or whatever they have planned for … Continue reading

Nightingale’s Nest Launch Party and Blog Tour Updates

Oh, friends, I am one tired little bird. But it’s  the lovely kind of tired you get from having one of your life’s great dreams come true, so I am NOT complaining! I am happy tired. I spent the weekend … Continue reading

Nightingale’s Nest Blog Tour Begins!

Happy Book Launch Week to you! (What, you say it’s not YOUR book launch week? That”s okay, I’ll share MINE.) I’m planning to celebrate with cookies, champagne, and a Blog Tour! I’m super excited that Erica at The Book Cellar … Continue reading

Literary Love Fest, Anyone?

  Come out and join me (oh, and also some incredibly famous author types – just don’t get in my way when I’m trying to get their autographs, okay?) at the MoCo Book Festival this weekend! I’ll have some free … Continue reading

If the Question is SCBWI, the Answer is YES.

I just spent a day and a half in the company of some of the most talented, resourceful, creative, highly-skilled writers and illustrators in Texas (although some of them were from the Northeast, Oklahoma, California, etc., drawn into the vortex … Continue reading

Happy Birthday to When Audrey Met Alice!

A few months back, I had the great pleasure or reading a debut novel written by someone I’ve only met on Twitter, Rebecca Behrens. She seemed super lovely, and I had my fingers crossed that I’d like her book. I … Continue reading

Celebrating World Read-Aloud Day (with Free Skype Visits)

One of my favorite parts of being a mom is reading aloud to my kids. Even on the worst days, a good bedtime story (or lunchtime story, whatever) makes everything sparkly and wonderful. And you know what one of my … Continue reading

Sinister Sweetness in Paperback + a Giveaway!

Hooray! It’s the release day for my debut novel in paperback. I’m so excited – I love the thought that more kids might be able to read my (slightly? extremely?) creepy fairy tale retelling. To attract new readers, my awesome … Continue reading

Ready or Not, 2014 is Here!

And I am SO not ready. The paperback for Sinister Sweetness releases in about two weeks. Nightingale’s Nest releases at the end of February. My first round of edits for Book #3 (Wish Girl, but the title is one of … Continue reading