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A NEW CONTEST to Celebrate Quarantine Day!

Happy October, everyone! It’s been a while since I hosted a contest, and so: NEW CONTEST! Did you know that the story of No Safety in Numbers begins on October 15th? That is Day One, so to speak, or, as I’m calling it, Quarantine Day! (For those of you who haven’t read the books, they concern […]



Upcoming Events!

Hello there! It’s beginning to feel a bit fall-ish finally here in Vermont, and I have some awesome fall events coming up soon! I’m coming to Connecticut next weekend! I’ll spend a day talking Dogs of the Drowned City with the sixth graders at the amazing Foote School. And then, on Saturday 9/25 from 1-4pm, […]


Phoenix Event - Podium

Long time, no bananas…

Hello, Readers of my Blog! It’s been…months. I apologize for the delay in–nay, total lack of communication. But there is some good news! I may not have been writing my Blog, but I have been writing a bunch of other things: In the past twelve months, I have completed two brand-spanking new manuscripts and done […]



Texas Book Festival and More!

Happy Halloween, everyone! I have had the most awesome few weeks! On October 16th, I had the pleasure of Skyping with students at Cavallini Middle School in Upper Saddle River, NJ as a part of Teen Read Week. The students were fabulous and asked great questions, all while snacking on some of the coolest cupcakes ever! Their […]


Williams Panel

Last Week’s Awesome Events in the Berkshires

Last week, I had the honor, and the pleasure, of going back to Williams College, my alma mater, to talk about being a young adult author. I loved my four years at Williams. They were some of the best and hardest and most intense of my life. I forged friendships that have lasted far beyond graduation […]



Fall Events!

I am so excited to finally be able to share some awesome events that I have coming up: On October 2, I’ll be giving a talk at 8pm at Williams College in Williamstown, MA with the most amazing line-up of fellow alumni authors: Kristin Cashore, Caragh O’Brien, and Tui Sutherland! We’ll be talking about our […]


Whale Tail

Moby Dick – Blog 6 & Recap of the Summer

And I squeak a blog in before the end of August—HOORAY! Sorry for the long delay between posts. This summer was not the blogging bonanza I’d hoped for it to be, and I apologize. But as it is the end of summer, and school is going back into session, I think it a good moment […]


MD Cozy Classics

Moby Dick – Blog 5

Boy, am I late with this one! Weeks! AGH! But, hey! I finished Moby Dick! Okay, so I’m referring here to the “Cozy Classics” picture book version I took out from the library for my son. But still. It contains spoilers! (From the pictures, it seems things don’t go so well for the whale men…) […]



Moby Dick – Blog 4

Ahoy, Mateys! Welcome to Moby Dick – Blog #4! I’m up to page 175, Chapter 45, The Affidavit. That means I have 300 pages left, and it’s already July 3rd. So perhaps I will not fit all three Big Bad Books in before the end of summer. We shall see… The point of view issues […]



Moby Dick – Blog 3

A day late…this is becoming a trend. But here it is! Moby Dick – Blog #3! And I actually read a BUNCH this time, so Hooray! I’m up to Chapter 30, page 114 in my edition. I accomplished this by resorting to my second favorite way of taking in a text: the audiobook. Seeing as […]