Hollaback!

If you’re female, you’ve been catcalled on the street. If you’re male, you may not know it but every single woman you love -your mother, your daughter – has experienced [...]

SCBWI mentioned me!

A friend wrote me to point out that I am right at the top of the “Awards” page in the Bulletin for the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators.  (Gotta love that [...]

Why vanity never pays

Yesterday I was at the gym. I was working on a set of upright rows when I noticed the first guy checking out my butt. I smiled inwardly. The next glance came just a few minutes later. I was doing [...]

What comes after Mommy?

Someone sent me a somewhat suggestive text yesterday. Fun. Except… I totally missed it. Like a dumbass, I wrote back asking for clarification, missing the point. The poor person had to send [...]

Perry Author Festival

The official poster is available!  Cleveland area folks, mark your calendars for October 16th and be sure to come out to meet all the awesome writers on this panel.  Be sure to pre-register as [...]

Upcoming dates

Before you know it the summer flies by and it’s back to school and book promotion again.  I’m lining up lots of dates to come out and meet people and I hope one of those people will [...]

Fabulous and random

Here are two awesome things I learned this weekend: 1. Feral chickens are a THING. Don’t ask me why I Googled it but I did. Apparently you can see chickens wandering around wild in places [...]

Staff pick at Powell’s

There are a lot of reasons to love Powell’s Books in Portland, Oregon, that fabulous indie bookstore with four locations, and now I have one more. Check out this pic someone tweeted me from [...]