Archive for the ‘Miscellaneous’ Category

90-Second Newbery Film Festival in San Antonio: Call for Entries!

Hey, San Antonio area friends! Last year, along with hilarious author James Kennedy, I had the great pleasure of hosting the first ever 90-Second Newbery film festival for San Antonio. (It was terrifying – I didn’t realize when I agreed … Continue reading

Texas Book Festival 2016: A Shining Success!

The Big Event in Texas every fall for book lovers is the Texas Book Festival. This year, I had the great pleasure of presenting at the Texas State Library and Archive’s first ever Author Summit, a kick-off event for the … Continue reading

Schools, Libraries, and Festivals: The Most Wonderfully Busy Time of my Year

Last week, I was away from the page for a few days, teaching writing workshops and presenting at an amazing library and school on the Texas coast. I promised pictures from the visit to Galveston, but I was having so … Continue reading

Library Visit and Festival Fun!

Howdy, writer and reader friends! I hope your fall is going as gangbusters as mine. I’m writing so fast and so long my fingers ache by 5 pm, and I wake up and race for the keyboard… it’s definitely my … Continue reading

Houston Writers House: Day of Workshops!

Howdy, friends! If you happen to live near Houston or if you’ve been looking for a great excuse to visit the big city, I’ve got you covered. On Saturday, November 12, I’ll be teaching a whole DAY of writing workshops … Continue reading

Trick or Reaters: A Little Sweet and Sinister Today!

Oh, what a frightfully fun day! I’m delighted to share a website just in time for Halloween that I think all my librarian, parent, teacher, and young reader friends will love! Go ring the virtual doorbell at the new Trick … Continue reading

The Great Read For Texas: Crazy Hair Video + Wish Girl Giveaway!

Well, hello friends! I am full of excitement because the National Book Festival is just around the corner. This means that the extremely lovely folks from the Texas Center for the Book will be giving out copies of my book, … Continue reading

That Time I Forgot to Blog About My Big News

Hi, friends! I was going through my blog today, cleaning up pages, adding things – awards! audio clips! exclamation points!!! – and I realized I totally forgot to share some really, really big news here. A couple of posts ago, … Continue reading

Mark of the Conifer: Author/Illustrator Interview with Dinosaur Art!

Years ago, when I came to one of my very first SCBWI meetings in Austin (long before I had a finished book), I met a group of talented writers, some of whom became critique buddies and friends. One of those … Continue reading

Power to Change Lives: Letters About Literature Contest

When I was a kid, I loved books more than almost anything. They filled my waking moments, and shaped the person I was to become. I read constantly, obsessively, so much so that when I got in trouble, I was … Continue reading