Archive for the 'Giveaways' Category

Translation News and a Giveaway

Tuesday, January 17th, 2017

What’s better than getting good news about a book after it’s been published? Getting good news about a book before it’s been published! I recently found out that DOGOSAURUS REX, my August 2017 picture book illustrated by Kevin Hawkes, is going to be translated into Korean! I can’t wait to see what it will look like!… Read more »


Friday, March 18th, 2016

I’m so excited to share the cover of my upcoming book with Scholastic, ONCE UPON A CRUISE! This was such a fun project to work on, and I can’t wait for it to release in September! Here’s a description from the publisher: Ainsley never wanted to spend her summer on a fairy tale cruise —… Read more »

Book Events and ARC Giveaways

Thursday, February 26th, 2015

I’ve been a bit swamped with deadlines and things, but I can’t really complain since life has been full of good things (except for all the snow). Here’s a little sampling of what’s new: If anyone’s in the Boston area, I’ll be at the Faneuil Branch of the Boston Public Library in Brighton, Mass. this… Read more »

Huge Book Giveaway for Educators!

Saturday, February 14th, 2015

My agency-mate Lynda Mullaly Hunt is not only a lovely person, but she’s also a fantastic writer with a new novel, Fish in a Tree, that just released this month. When Lynda asked me if I’d be interested in taking part in a huge Valentine’s Day book giveaway for educators, of course I said yes,… Read more »

A Sprinkling of Book News

Tuesday, December 16th, 2014

It’s been a week of bookish news! Let’s start with POWER DOWN, LITTLE ROBOT which received its first review from Kirkus. First reviews are always nerve-wracking, so it’s a relief when the reviewers don’t hate it. Kirkus seemed to really like the illustrations (as do I!) and they said the book it will “earn fans of all… Read more »

Tuesday Tidbits

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014

Life on my end is a little nuts at the moment, but here are a few exciting tidbits. Look what appeared on my doorstep last week: ARCs of THE PRANK LIST. Aren’t they pretty? Are you dying to get your hands on one of those lovely ARCs? You’re in luck. There are two up for… Read more »

Conferences and Giveaways

Tuesday, November 19th, 2013

Thanks so much for helping me celebrate my Dirt Diary news last week! Now that the party is winding down, it’s time to get cracking on drafting the novel, so of course there’s been a lot going on to help distract me from writing. Last Friday I drove to Hartford, CT for the AASL Conference…. Read more »