Interview and giveaway with Jamie Sumner, author of Roll with It

Middle-grade author Jamie Sumner talks to me about her new novel, ROLL WITH IT, and shares why she loves writing for middle-grade readers. Check it out over at From the

Grand Cru in Rhinebeck

I don’t often get the chance to re-interview someone, so it was a fun treat to return to Grand Cru for Rural Intelligence this week. Cheers!

Taking Middle Grade to Market

Interesting Publishers Weekly article on reaching middle-grade readers, and the importance of teachers and librarians in getting books into the hands of kids.

Romance for RAICES

Here’s a great way to support RAICES and The Young Center — bid on one (or more) of the prizes up for silent auction at Romance for RAICES. You can

Early Holiday Shopping Picks

Welp, it’s time. I’ve already gotten the list from Amazon and Target on their top toys, and my coworker Noelle at RetailMeNot has picked her hottest toys of the season,

Wedding Etiquette Expert

So fun getting Elaine Swann, a nationally recognized lifestyle and etiquette expert, to answer reader questions at RetailMeNot. Read the full story here.

19 Back-to-School Themed Books

This week I’m at From The Mixed-Up Files of Middle-Grade Authors talking about back-to-school middle-grade books. We’ve got 19 to inspire your reader as summer ends and the school year

Lost in the Stacks reviews Pink Hair

Thank you for the kind words about Pink Hair and Other Terrible ideas, Lost in the Stacks! “If you know a tween reader who is struggling with anxiety, peer pressure,

Meeting Brenda Jackson

I got to moderate Brenda Jackson’s panel at RWA this year, and it was fantastic hearing this icon speak. Brenda built her career by waking up at 3 AM (!!!)


Attending RWA2019? Let me know! I’ll be there covering it for RetailMeNot’s what to read now features, and I’d love to meet in person. Drop me a line if you’re