Archive for the ‘Miscellaneous’ Category

So Much Sunshine! Florida, China, and Rainbows in Texas

I am delighted to announce that my book was selected for the Florida Sunshine State Young Reader’s Award for 6-8 graders! They made a very cool video, too. With music! And fancy graphics! If you watched the video, you discovered … Continue reading

Texas Sweethearts at TxLA 2016!

The week all the Texas librarians and ALL the Texas authors look forward to is almost here! The annual Texas Library Association Conference starts next week in Houston. I’ll be there on Wednesday, April 20, signing books at the Overlooked … Continue reading

5th Annual March MG Madness Giveaway: 5 Hardcover Copies of Wish Girl!

Happy Sunday! And happy March MG Madness over at Aeicha’s superb blog, Word Spelunking. If you love middle grade books, you’ll want to keep an eye on that blog all month, as the giveaways are off the hook! I’m delighted … Continue reading

Want to Cry? I’ve Got You Covered + Giveaway!

Happy book birthday to me! Today is the release date for Wish Girl in paperback, and I am SUPER happy to share with you the lovely book trailer that’s rolled out today on Cynthia Leitich Smith’s fabulous blog, Cynsations. Trot … Continue reading

What Librarians Wish For (& Wish Girl Giveaway Winner)

Wow. Want to know how to make an author cry with happiness? I ran a contest to give away five paperback copies of Wish Girl to a librarian or teacher, and asked those commenting on my blog to post their … Continue reading

Dinosaur Boy Saves Mars: Worth Fighting Over

Hi, y’all! I’m popping in today to leave a review about my friend Cory Putman Oakes’ newest book, Dinosaur Boy Saves Mars. She very graciously gave me a signed ARC copy to give away here as well! The only problem … Continue reading

Wish Girl in Paperback & a Giveaway

Hip hip hooray! It’s always a Big Deal when a book is first released, right? Well, as it turns out, it’s even a Big Deal to authors when a book comes out again… in paperback. This means your publisher believes … Continue reading

90-Second Newbery Festival: San Antonio Pics

Wow! I had the most fun weekend ever in San Antonio, celebrating great books, smart kids, and wonderful short films. I got a few photos, too, so I thought I’d take a break from writing for a few minutes to … Continue reading

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