Category: Authors and Books

Novels and Editors and Bears, oh MY!

  Fall came early this year, or so it seemed, with the brisk mornings and chilly nights at SCBWI Nevada's September NOVEL IMMERSION weekend at Granlibakken, near Lake Tahoe. Yes, this pb author stepped out of the box! I'm currently working on a 4th grade boy series (thinking positively here) inspired by my librarian pals at school… Read more »

What Did You Do This Summer?

Back to school always seemed to include a prompt from my English teacher about "What I Did During Summer Vacation."  True confession: I have been known to give my own high school students the same assignment. So here's a photo essay of my summer fun, starting with Zip-lining in Mexico, a huge lesson in letting go. This is something I can… Read more »

Got Books?

Monday morning on KOVR Sacramento Daybreak (Channel 13/ CBS)was great fun. I got to hang out with news anchors Michelle Kane and Cody Stark and talk about some awesome books. What’s not to love? Besides the middle grades books I talked about in my last post, I highlighted the following picture books: We’re Going On… Read more »