Eight Tips to Working with a Freelance Book Editor

This month I wrote a feature for RWR (you’ll need a membership to the RWA to see it online) about Eight Tips to Working with a Freelance Book Editor. Fun

Booksellers Navigate New Trends in Middle Grade

I loved this quote in Publishers Weekly spotlight on middle grade: Much has changed about middle grade publishing since the debut of Harry Potter, but the core difficulty remains the

15 Instant Pot Recipes to Try This Fall and Winter

I’m over at RetailMeNot this week talking about how to use your Instant Pot as the weather gets chilly.

Using Young Adult Novels to Make Sense of #MeToo

This is an excellent article in the New York Times about YA lit exploring the topic of sexual assault. And here’s another great article in School Library Journal about teens

Happy 20th Anniversary, Harry Potter

This week, I’m blogging over at From the Mixed-Up Files of Middle Grade Authors about the 20th anniversary of the release of Harry Potter here in the U.S. Click over

Pink Hair and Other Terrible Ideas – Advance Reading Copy

PINK HAIR AND OTHER TERRIBLE IDEAS by Andrea Pyros Twelve-year-old Josephine has a lot on her plate, best friend issues, first crush issues, divorced parent issues, twin brother issues…and then

Making and Keeping Friends: 60 Mighty Girl Books About Friendship

Surprised — and delighted — to see MY YEAR OF EPIC ROCK in this great #kidlit list of books about girls & friendship.  Head over to A Mighty Girl for

RIP Aretha Franklin

Today America mourns the death of Aretha Franklin, Queen of Soul. She died from pancreatic cancer, the disease that took my father, too. If you or someone you know is

Suddenly feeling real

So it’s officially official. And February 2019 feels really close all of a sudden. So excited. 

17 Moms Talk Back-to-School Rituals

Yep, it’s back to school season. I know, I know, it’s a ways off for those of us in the Northeast, but it’s getting close(r).  Over at RetailMeNot, I asked