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Blog: The Pack

Catching up on Fan Mail

Thank you so much to everyone who has written to me! I am so sorry that I have been a bit delayed in responding to your letters. I appreciate each and every letter I receive. It is such a joy to open my P.O. box and find a missive waiting inside. Alas, I am no […]


TeenLitMOB is COMING April 7th!

Teen Lit MOB is coming to the Fletcher Free Library on April 7th! Register for it here! What is a Teen Lit MOB you might ask? It’s a full day of awesome activities and workshops and talks with YA writers–including ME! Can I interest you in an exciting round of Choose Your Own Mall Disaster? I […]


Come Say Hi at the Burlington Book Festival!

Happy Back-to-School Season! I love this time of year–the slight chill in the morning air, the prospect of changing leaves and fiery hillsides, the fact that my kids are back on a regular schedule, meaning I can be on a regular schedule, meaning WRITING IS GETTING DONE, FOLKS! In addition to writing alone at my […]


Cover Image for The Pack

The Dogs of THE PACK!

Welcome to my new webpage! With shiny new blog! I’m so excited with how it came out—I hope you like it! This week, Dogs of the Drowned City Book 2, The Pack, was released and to celebrate, this week’s blog is about the new packmates Shep meets in this story! Just to refresh your memory, […]


I did a lot of research on YouTube (and other places!:) while writing Dogs of the Drowned City

Sometimes I would want Shep to do something in a scene, and there would be this doubting voice in my mind saying, No way a dog can do that. More often than not, when I searched the internet, I found evidence that indeed a dog could do whatever I had imagined for Shep! It’s true! […]