I don’t like to fly. I don’t do it often, so I’m out of practice, but I was fortunate enough to be invited to the Decatur Book Festival to talk about my first book, and so I just needed to put on my big-girl pants and get over it. I’m not the kind of anxious […]
I’m so excited to share that “Adrian Simcox Does NOT Have a Horse” is a Top 10 Indie Next pick for fall 2018! This is a list created by independent booksellers. There’s nothing I like better than browsing around a little indie bookstore, especially when the bookseller (quite often the owner) is there to talk […]
Thanks to Here Wee Read for this review! I appreciate the comments about Chloe’s mom and her way of allowing Chloe to recognize her own mistakes and figure out how to make things right. I wish I was as good a parent as Chloe’s mom! As I told kids during my book launch, I didn’t […]
Hi friends, The blog tour continues with this lovely review from Unleashing Readers. If you are a teacher (or a parent!), check out the discussion questions at the end to use with your kids. I hope the book leads to lots of important discussions about kindness and empathy, though I’m also cool with kids just […]
I promise I won’t post each review that comes in, but this one really touched me because it gets at some of the concerns I heard early on about the book, namely that my 1st person, flawed narrator, shouldn’t be telling this story, or possibly shouldn’t be in the book at all. I was of […]
So fun being interviewed by Lindsay Ward at her Critter Lit blog! Lindsay is a wonderful author/illustrator of many picture books, including one of my favorites, “Please Bring Balloons.” Read on to hear more about the process of creating “Adrian Simcox Does NOT Have a Horse” and learn about my favorite 80s movie!
So thrilled to have my book featured in the Wall Street Journal! Love this line: “[Chloe’s mother] shows how a decent person behaves with someone who has less than almost everything–except imagination.” The full article follows. “The Rough Patch” sounds like a great picture book, too, doesn’t it? Children’s Books: The Rotten Glamour of an […]
Thank you to BookPage for this wonderful review, including this comment: “Chloe’s mother proves a clever teacher, gently encouraging Chloe to look deeper.” I was so glad to see that because most reviewers haven’t commented on Chloe’s mom. I remember when I first saw Corinna Luyken’s illustration of her, leaning over an upside down bicycle, […]