Holiday shopping

We’ve been busy over at RetailMeNot with our many gift guides. They include: 21 Holiday Gifts for Kids Under 5 30 of the Best Toy Gifts for Kids—all Ideas Under

Pink Hair and Other Terrible Ideas discussion guide

Release date is nearing. For teachers, librarians, parents, and others, here is Capstone’s discussion guide for Pink Hair and Other Terrible Ideas. Please click here to download the Pink Hair

Native American #Kidlit Recommended Reading

This week I’m over at From the Mixed-Up Files of Middle Grade Authors to share cool middle grade Native American titles. Check ’em out here! 

30 Hot Holiday Toys Under $25

I love doing toy roundups for RetailMeNot. No matter how old you are (sigh), toys are fun, and learning about the newest, hottest, and funnest (it’s a word, I swear)

SLJ Summit 2018

Fun night at the SLJ Summit 2018 signing books (and meeting other authors) at the Follett Book Fair for Capstone Publishing.

Pink Day at Capstone

My publisher, Capstone, went pink for breast cancer awareness this week. It’s still astounding to me that people speak openly about breast cancer. When my mother got sick, cancer was

Pink Hair and Other Terrible Ideas – COVER

Yippee! Pre-order on Amazon or Barnes & Noble.

What are we teaching boys when we discourage them from reading books about girls?

Shannon Hale on the nonsense that is “boy book” vs. “girl book.” Tell ’em, Shannon.

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