Archive for the ‘Miscellaneous’ Category

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

Thank you forever, Aunt Trudy.

My first grade teacher, Aunt Trudy, passed away this week. Aunt Trudy was an amazing person. She was generous and quick-witted, warm, kind, clever, and all the things you dream of having for a teacher when you are any age, … Continue reading

Why I Didn’t Answer Your Fan Mail (Um, I DID)

This isn’t a blog post, exactly, but an attempt to get in touch with the lovely young reader who has sent multiple emails to me, sharing thoughts on Wish Girl and asking all sorts of questions. I got those emails, … 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

AROHO: Writing in the Desert

I’m back from the desert, with a laptop full of new words, a head full of wonderful memories, and a whole lot of photos to share. AROHO stands for “A room of her own,” a concept first introduced in an … 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

Oh, The Places I’ll Go This Summer

Happy June! It’s the season of sun, kids asking to be driven to the pool, sleeping in… and drafting brand new novels, for me. I’ll be checking back in from time to time with writing news and personal summer updates, … Continue reading

Finishing the Questions at Mr. Schu’s Blog!

Oh, May, how can you be so full? As a mom with two kids juggling end-of-school year stuff and a writer fighting to create, I don’t know why May always sneaks up on me and shocks me with its stressfulness. … Continue reading