Archive for the ‘Miscellaneous’ Category

Big News: Going to Brazil!

Well, I’m not. But two of my books are! Publisher Bertrand Editora has bought sub-rights to print my books – in Portuguese! I’m not sure precisely when, but Wish Girl and Nightingale’s Nest are both going abroad. I hope they … Continue reading

Recap: Fun at the Book Spot!

Okay, I KNOW this is a super late recap of some of the summer coolness that took place in super-hot August, but I have to share the fun event that was the End of Summer Middle Grade event at the … Continue reading

The Nightingale Summer: Where I Went, Who I Saw, What I Loved

The writing of a book, especially a book that is intensely personal and meaningful like Nightingale’s Nest was for me, is only the beginning. After the drafts, and the revisions, and the copy edits, and the worrying whether people will … Continue reading

Exciting Events: Lovely Review/Lovely ARC Edition

Okay, I lied. I didn’t blog every day last week. I took the weekend off. I will make it up to you with this picture of my newest baby ARCs!!! The blurbs on the ARC cover from Francisco X. Stork, … Continue reading

Exciting Events: Free Writing Workshop at Beehive Books in Santa Fe

Hello again! Obviously, I have a ton going on these days. And a lot of it is out of town fun! One of my favorite things to do is to work with kids in small-group writing workshops, and I am … Continue reading

Avalanche of Awesomeness/Windstorm of Woe

Hello! I’ve missed posting here for a while, so please forgive all the catching up I’ll have to do today! At first, I was absent for good/great reasons… A trip to Paris with my niece! School visits! Library visits! End … Continue reading

So Much Awesomeness: Galindo Elementary Style

Oh. My. Goodness. I just had one of the most amazing school author visits in the history of school, authors, or visits. I was invited last year to come to Galindo Elementary in Austin, by the amazing uber-librarian, Diane Collier. … Continue reading

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: Your Questions Answered (Soon)

Okay y’all, so I’m doing this really cool thing (way too cool for old-fashioned me) this Tuesday afternoon, from 4-5 pm CDT, over at the Penguin Young Authors Early Word page! I’ll be joining superstars Lisa Von Drasek and Nora … Continue reading