Newbery award winner and New York Times bestselling author

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SCBWI winter conference time

I’m rushing to type this and then head to the airport for the SCBWI winter conference, where I’ll have the privilege of introducing some winners of this year’s Golden Kite and Sid Fleischman Awards.  

I’m thinking back on my own career as I get ready to take this trip. I’m considering all the ways that I learned the ropes of the publishing business and how this organization was part of that journey. No organization can provide you with everything, but my membership with SCBWI was a first important step for me. It was my declaration, I think, that I was a writer. (more…)

Residencies, YA Cons, and pictures of cute dogs: 2019 begins

Hello again!

I’ve been away from social media since November so that I could make some headway on my next novel. Every now and then I’d peek, but I have to admit that it was restful to go quiet for a while and focus on work and home.

With Eliot Schrefer and the students we met in workshop during residency at Hamline

So, what’s 2019 been so far?  (more…)