Archive for the ‘Children’s Fiction’ Category

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

Nightingale’s Nest ARC Winners! (Yes, two!)

Merry Christmas! And an especially merry one to Erica and Lori, whose names were drawn by my eleven year-old son to win copies of my next book! (Now, you both need to send me your email addresses. 🙂 ) (I … Continue reading

An Early/Late Christmas Gift: Nightingale’s Nest ARC Giveaway!

In early December, I found out something rather remarkable, to me anyway. My next book, Nightingale’s Nest – you know that one I wrote a couple of years ago, and knew no one would publish (too quiet, too weird, too … Continue reading

November: School Visits, Keynote Coolness, Peruvian Stuff, & Goats

I’m sorry, dear blog readers. I have neglected you for an entire month! I had a lot going on this month, including company from overseas and cookie recipes to perfect for the Exquisite Long-Awaited Season of Baking that’s just ahead. … Continue reading

Famous Authors and Goats: October Shenanigans!

Howdy, friends! October was a fun month. It started off with a great local event, a winetasting fundraiser for the Dripping Springs Community Library. I emcee’d (a first time for everything!) for special guest, Texas-based singer-songwriter, editor, and author Kasey … Continue reading