VIRTUAL AUTHOR VISITS What a year it's been and how I miss visiting actual schools! However, I am available for both full-day and single-presentation virtual author visits this fall and winter. I'll be booking in-person visits for spring 2021, with contingency plans in place as needed. Go to my School Visits Page for more details and stay safe! 

 

Super honored that LIFEBOAT 12 is the winner of the 2019 Connecticut Book Award AND the 2020 Oklahoma Children's Sequoyah Award. Now in its sixth printing, it is also nominated for state awards in Florida, Illinois, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, South Carolina, and Vermont. These awards mean the world to me because librarians nominate the books and then kids vote! LIFEBOAT 12 has been named an 2019 ALSC Notable Book, a 2019 Bank Street Best Book of the Year and the winner of the 2019 SCBWI Golden Kite Award for middle grade fiction. (See the NYC awards ceremony below!) And now you can get it in paperback and as an audiobook!