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This page (scroll down) lists any posts I’ve tagged with “News & Events” – usually anything exciting in my work, book projects, upcoming events, and so on.






Launching today: RUBY ROSE, BIG BRAVOS by Rob Sanders & me (HarperCollins Children’s)

Hurray!! Ruby Rose, Big Bravos by Rob Sanders and me launches from HarperCollins Children’s Books *today*!!!  I love this simple, sweet story about a little girl who works super-hard to make her dance recital happen and perseveres despite obstacles. You can find a Teacher’s Guide (thanks Marcie Colleen!), free print-ready bonus material, interviews with the . . .



My RUBY ROSE, BIG BRAVOS book trailer debuts on Mr. Schu’s blog today!

My book trailer for RUBY ROSE, BIG BRAVOS debuts on Mr. Schu’s blog today! It features music written and performed by yours truly (on my new keyboard, yay) and is also the first book trailer I’ve created using Adobe Premiere Pro. I’m still gradually learning the latter, and used this project . . .





I’m on the faculty at the SCBWI Winter Conference in 2017!

When I attended my first regular SCBWI conference back in 2009, I was super-nervous about meeting people. Would anyone talk to me? Would they like me? Would the costs of the flight and hotel and meals etc. be worth it? Would I ever get published? If I could tell my . . .