Archive for the ‘Children’s Fiction’ Category

The Last Authorly Events of 2015

Wow! What a year 2015 has been. From the paperback release of Nightingale’s Nest (and the two awards it won!!!), to the publication of Wish Girl, and then the Guys Read: Terrifying Tales anthology, to all those trips to Oklahoma … Continue reading

Reading Rock Stars 2015 in Houston

There are some days when being an author is the Best Thing Ever. Thursday was one of those days for me. Thanks to the Texas Book Festival and the Reading Rock Stars program, I was invited to present to 4th … Continue reading

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