Bookmail from Kids!

Bookmail from Kids

I had so much fun on World Read Aloud Day this year. Thanks to the magic of technology, I was able to visit six schools in TX, CT, MA, and ME. I read a chapter of Maybe a Mermaid, answered questions about writing, and spent some time recommending some of my favorite recent books. It was a blast. And the cherry on top? These amazing cards I received from students! Do you see those details? The Beemobile! Anthoni’s cabin! The Showboat! I may have read them all several times. 🙂

2019 Debut Author Interview

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Just Another Teen Reading Books 2019 Debut Author InterviewsThanks to Jessica at Just Another Teen Reading Books for posting my very first blog interview about Maybe a Mermaid! She asked all the good questions like, “Why Middle Grade?” and “Do you listen to music while you write” (spoiler alert: Never!). We also got to chat about 2019 books I’m looking forward to…there are so many! This interview was part of a week-long series of interviews with 2019 debut authors. I’m so glad I got to be part of the mix!

Staff Pick!

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Guess what? MAYBE A MERMAID is included on Macmillan’s Staff Picks video for Winter 2019. With seven other books I can’t wait to get my hands on! How cool is that? You can watch the whole video here…

My book: for real

Photo of Maybe a Mermaid ARCs

Look what arrived in the mail! Advance reader copies!! My student Ava was here when they arrived and we tore the package open and exclaimed “Oh my gosh!” at least seventy times each. Even though I am holding a book–a real book–in my hands, it’s hard to believe it’s actually mine.

Artist Maike Plenzke did an incredible job with the cover! The colors!