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Flight of the Puffin Launch Opportunities

I am so grateful to everyone who was able to come to the Flight of the Puffin launch party last night! If you’re bummed you missed it, you’re in luck because Bartleby’s Books recorded it! And it’s worth watching because there was some POWERFUL conversation in that hour. I’m so grateful to Matthew Winner and… Read more »

Join me at the Flight of the Puffin Launch Party!

I’m excited for the virtual Puffin Launch Party hosted by Bartleby’s Books on Tuesday, May 4th at 7pm EST! I’ll be joined in conversation by Matthew Winner, host of the Children’s Book Podcast, and we’ll also get to hear from LGBTQ+ advocate & educator Amber Leventry about the best ways to be allies to kids… Read more »

Pre-Order Giveaway!

When you pre-order Flight of the Puffin, you can enter for a chance to win a Puffin Prize Pack of: A Flight of the Puffin T-shirt 50 Puffin Stickers and a class set of personalized postcards from me!   Please note: Pre-orders from any source qualify, but pre-orders from independent bookstores count for TWO entries! If you’d like a signed,… Read more »

“Wow” — Colby Sharp

  Don’t mind me, the puddle of Wonder-loving goo over here on the floor. And  this video review!! The incomparable Colby Sharp put into words how I felt when I finished writing this book. It brought me back to when my heart was spilled out everywhere. All those kids who will read it! But it’s… Read more »

The Flight of the Puffin Book Trailer!

I’m thrilled to share the Flight of the Puffin book trailer. I know how important a book trailer can be in getting kids excited to read a book, and I was lucky enough to get to collaborate with these four awesome kids to make one.   I’m grateful to Mr. Schu for revealing it on his blog. Check… Read more »

A 3-Part Video Series on Creative Writing

I’m excited to offer a 3-part video series on creative writing: “What to Write When You Don’t Know What to Write (And You Don’t Think You’re a Writer)” All ages of participants are welcome! I always tell students that if I can write, they can write — it’s just about breaking the process down into… Read more »