News

Book news! Here’s the announcement from Publishers Weekly about my next novel. SONG FOR A WHALE will be published in the Fall of 2018 by Random House/Delacorte

My new Pinterest board for the middle grade novel Song For a Whale I’ve been working on has links about whales, Alaska, music, and antique radios

Here’s a reader at an award ceremony in Tokyo, with her artwork inspired by Chained. Pictured with her are the illustrator and translator of the Japanese edition, Hidaka Noriko and Wakabayashi Chizuru.

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Read academic coach Tim O’Neill’s “Turning Authors Into Rock Stars,” about using social media to allow students to interact with authors (like me!) about the books they’ve read

The website of the California Young Reader Medal includes a resource guide for Chained

Chained was reviewed in India’s The Sunday Guardian

There’s a new site just for Chained, with deleted scenes and more behind-the-scenes information

The French edition of Chained is now available from Bayard, and the Japanese edition from Suzuki Publishing

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Chained is a recipient of the Alabama Camellia Book Award! Thank you to all the students who voted

I’m excited to see Chained as a nominee on several book award lists, like New Hampshire’s Great Stone Face Award, The Maine Student Book Award, The California Young Reader Medal, The Bluestem Award in Illinois, the Children’s Crown Award, and Japan’s Sakura Medal.

The Indian edition of Chained is now available from Penguin India

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Past events:

June 20th, 2015
10:00 AM
Presentation – Writing for the middle grade audience
Writespace Houston

Thursday, January 15th
6:30 PM
Reading With Our Stars event to benefit the Literacy Volunteers of Montgomery County
Conroe Friendship Center, 1202 Callahan
Conroe, TX

Saturday, February 15th:
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Montgomery County Book Festival
Conroe, TX

Tuesday, December 10th
6:00 – 9:00 PM
Barnes & Noble Pasadena
Pasadena, TX

Saturday, November 15th
American Association of School Librarians Conference
Panelist, “Rising to the Global Challenge: Literature as a Tool for Creating World Citizens”
Hartford, CT

Saturday, October 26th
3:00 – 4:00 PM
Texas Book Festival
Writers’ League of Texas booth
Austin, TX

Saturday, October 19th
South Asia Book Awards Ceremony
Madison, WI

Sunday, October 13th
12:00 – 2:00 PM
Unity Circle of Light
Share Your Passion Expo
The Woodlands, TX

Saturday, October 12th
4:00 – 6:00 PM
Barnes & Noble Educator Appreciation Day
Pasadena, TX
Author panel with Crystal Allen and Dotti Enderle

Thursday, August 15th
7:00 PM
Writers’ League of Texas 3rd Thursday panel
BookPeople in Austin, TX

Saturday, May 11th
10:00 AM
Austin SCBWI presentation, “Plotting for Pantsers”

Tuesday, May 21st
10:00 AM
Signing at Bouncin’ Bears Texas
Spring, TX

Saturday, May 25th
10:00 AM
Signing at Bouncin’ Bears Texas
Spring, TX

Tuesday, November 6th
Waco Library Jubilee
Waco, TX

November 2nd – 4th
YALSA Young Adult Literature Symposium
St. Louis, MO

Saturday, October 20th
Tweens Read Book Festival
Pasadena, TX

Saturday, October 6th
Evening With the Authors
Lockhart, TX
6:00 – 9:00 PM

Friday, September 14th
Texas Word Wrangler Festival
Giddings, TX

Tuesday, July 17th
TLA Annual Assembly
Meet the YAHous in the exhibit hall
Austin, TX

Saturday, July 7th
Author Day at the Evelyn Meador Library
12:00 – 4:00 PM

Saturday, June 23rd
Writer’s League of Texas Conference
Tweens vs. Teens panel
10:15 AM

CHAINED book signing and discussion
The Book Spot in Round Rock, Texas
12:00 noon

Saturday, May 26th, 2012
Book signing with The YAHous
Pasadena, TX Barnes & Noble
2:00 – 4:00 PM

Saturday, May 12th, 2012
CHAINED Book launch party at Blue Willow Bookshop
2:00 PM

Wednesday, April 18th
Meet the YAHous at TLA
Stop by the Overlooked Books booth at the Texas Library Association conference for the YAHous social hour & raffle
3:00 – 4:00 PM

Saturday, January 14th:
Presentation at the Austin SCBWI meeting
1:00 PM at BookPeople

Saturday, January 21st, 2012:
A Book and a Chat radio program
11:00 AM Eastern Time
Listen to full interview here:

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