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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 »

“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 »

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 »

#TeamOctopus in the Brattleboro, VT July 4th Parade!

I always say that things happen one step at a time, right? Well, I’m super excited that the Wellness Committee for my local WSESU school district is organizing a community read of THE BENEFITS OF BEING AN OCTOPUS! That by ITSELF is thrilling, but I swear every time I cross paths with one of the… Read more »

On the Radio… About School Visits!

Yesterday I got some amazing letters from students that I got meet at a school visit last month… “You inspired me to believe I can do anything.” “I have many obstacles in my life, and I’m glad to know I can get through it.” “I once got bullied and I lost all my hope, and… Read more »

What a Launch Week!

Wow. This week has been quite similar to having an actual baby: with all the deep deep emotions and not nearly enough sleep. And now that I’ve had two human babies, I know that as momentous as this week feels, that combination of exhaustion and full-on emotions will make it hard to remember later. So,… Read more »

Digging Deeper – With Just One Day to Go!

Tomorrow THE BENEFITS OF BEING AN OCTOPUS will launch into the world, and I am overflowing with emotions.  A good chuck of those emotions are connected to how excited OTHER people are about this book! I’m honored to have been interviewed by high school student, Kester Necum. You can read Kester’s interview here.   I’m… Read more »