#FridayFavorite: In which I celebrate one of my favorite books on a Friday. If Mo Willems’ pigeon doesn’t bring you joy, then I don’t know what to think. I love this pigeon. Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus is my favorite. The pigeon is a total … Continue readingToday’s Fave: DON’T LET THE PIGEON DRIVE THE BUS!
You don’t have to look far to be troubled. Turn on the television. Scroll through your social media feed. People are angry and frustrated. People are so angry and frustrated that they can’t sympathize with the angry and frustrated people on the opposite side of … Continue readingBooks Take Us Somewhere When We Have Nowhere to Go
Interacting with readers is my favorite part about being a published author. That’s what rocks the most. Hands down, no question. I love getting emails. I love speaking to schools. I love visiting school libraries. And—perhaps most of all—I love getting cards and letters. Well, the students … Continue readingThese are the Most Awesome Pop-Up Books Ever.
Fellow writer Dorian Cirrone, author of The First Last Day, recently shared a blog post documenting the editorial evolution of her first page. It was quite interesting to see how the introduction of her novel progressed. So interesting, in fact, that I decided to steal … Continue reading4 Versions of a First Page
#FridayFavorite: In which I celebrate one of my favorite books on a Friday. Charm & Strange is wonderfully strange and beautifully disorienting. When you finish this book, you won’t put it on the side table and saunter off to do the dishes or complete some other … Continue readingToday’s Fave: CHARM & STRANGE
My third book, HELLO, UNIVERSE, will be released in March 2017, and I’ve got a cover to show you! Actually, Aiden does. Check it out. Then add it to your GoodReads list. Hooray, books!
#FridayFavorite: In which I celebrate one of my favorite books on a Friday. I’ve read lots of middle-grade and young adult fiction, and I daresay Roller Girl by Victoria Jamieson hits friend-strife right on the head. The story felt so completely genuine that I nearly forgot I … Continue readingToday’s Fave: ROLLER GIRL
What’s your writing process? That’s one of the most common questions people ask. My answer has always been the same: I write a synopsis, then an outline, then a chapter summary. I do all this in longhand. At times there are 15,000 words written … Continue readingIf At First You Don’t Succeed …
#FridayFavorite: In which I celebrate one of my favorite books on a Friday. I’ve written about Nest before, but it’s worth mentioning again and again. Nest is one of my favorite middle-grade books, period. Some reviewers have lamented that it’s much too sad for MG readers, but … Continue readingToday’s Fave: NEST