It feels like ages ago that I wrote this book. If you’ve followed this blog, you know that publishing moves slowly. I remember exactly where I was when the sale became official, at my son’s 5th grade band concert, just before everything shut down. And I remember exactly when I decided I needed to write […]
I was so thrilled to get this review from Kirkus. They have some tough reviewers over there, and a starred review is a really special thing! SOMETHING GOOD BY MARCY CAMPBELL ; ILLUSTRATED BY CORINNA LUYKEN ‧ RELEASE DATE: SEPT. 7, 2021 When something bad is found on the wall in the girls’ bathroom at school, an entire class […]
Like pretty much everyone, I’ve been in a bit of a funk, and the end of the year means heaps of melancholy, hooray! On that note, I’d say the absolute best Christmas song is “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” because it pokes at that holiday sadness and acknowledges loss, which we’ve experienced so much […]
With my first middle-grade novel ready to come out in the spring (RULE OF THREES! May 2021! From Chronicle!), I’m focusing on Novel #2 with a process that requires scissors, markers, and a retreat into my attic. Writers often get asked about our “process.” Every writer has a different one, and writers might have different […]
During these past couple weeks, I’ve made huge progress on my next middle-grade novel and also put a collage of photos up in our newly painted stairwell. Seemingly very different projects, no? I actually found many similarities, which really spoke to my love of finding patterns. The stairwell collage is something I’ve wanted to do […]
Thank you to Caroline Starr Rose for featuring my book on her blog! Read the full interview here.
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 […]
Corinna and I are interviewed at Kid Lit Frenzy where we discuss our collaboration and some of the challenges we faced in putting the book together. Have a look!