Archive for the ‘Picture Books’ Category

The San Diego Writers Festival KidsWrite! children’s writing contest

I love to tell young writers about my own experiences writing for contests when I was in elementary, middle, and high school. I am so thankful for the teachers and librarians who encouraged me to enter, and fueled my desire … Continue reading

Daily Texan Today, Longhorn Forever

Last week, I had the fun and only slightly terrifying chance to speak with a reporter for The Daily Texan, the newspaper for my alma mater, The University of Texas at Austin. The story came out and I’m tickled pink. … Continue reading

New Reviews And Picture Book Party News

I’m sitting smack in the middle of the If You Get Lost book release and the big book launch party at Bookpeople this Saturday, and it’s busy and frantic and wonderful. One of the most fun things is seeing booksellers’ … Continue reading

If You Get Lost – Now Out July 18!

For writers, waiting for a book to come out is a lot of “hurry up and wait.” I wrote the first draft of If You Get Lost around ten years ago. My phenomenal agent Ginger sold it to Anne Schwartz … Continue reading