A Mighty Girl

My Year of Epic Rock showed up on the A Mighty Girl site recently, which is really exciting. A Mighty Girl calls itself “the world’s largest collection of books, toys,

National Bullying Prevention Month

The New York Public Library pulled together a fantastic list of YA books that address the topic of bullying. It absolutely sucks that this is still such a problem for

See you October 4th at Bank Street Books!

Hope to see all you middle grade readers on Saturday, October 4th at Bank Street Books to talk about MY YEAR OF EPIC ROCK.

Parenting a Middle Schooler with Food Allergies

Kathy Kaufield’s new piece on “The Angst of Parenting a Child with Severe Food Allergies” details how scary it can feel to let a child with food allergies become more

Reading October 4th in NYC

Dear NYC people, please come to an event to celebrate MY YEAR OF EPIC ROCK at Bank Street Bookstore on Saturday, October 4th at 2:30 PM. I’d love to see

Chronogram loves My Year of Epic Rock

How much did I love this review in the Hudson Valley-based Chronogram? “When we first meet Nina, the seventh-grade protagonist of Andrea Pyros’s excellent debut My Year of Epic Rock,

Thanks for the fab review, School Library Journal!

Hey, exciting news. My Year of Epic Rock got a great review from the School Library Journal. Read it, babies! “Nina is excited for the start of seventh grade. She

Traveling with kids with food allergies

This well-written piece by Boston Globe reporter Fluto Shinzawa covers the scary early years of having a child with food allergies and the challenges of traveling with them. Lovely writing:

My blog tour begins!

Countdown to September 2nd, the publication date for My Year of Epic Rock. Some very nice middle grade and YA bloggers are helping me promote the book’s launch, including Chapter

Nutley, for back to school

Have you seen the super cute Nutley, the Nut-Free Squirrel? It’s a children’s book about a squirrel allergic to, yep, nuts. It’s perfect for a younger grades. Have a kid