The 2017 Newbery Medal Winner – Read the Opening!
The Newbery awards (both the Medal and the Honor Books) are an obsession at my house. With two Middle Grade-aged readers, and the recent completion of my first MG novel, over the years we have read the Newbery winners with passion, admiration, studious examination (reading good books is how we learn to become better writers!), and […]
I met the cast who inspired me to write Middle Grade
Over the weekend, I was invited to present my book to 100 Emmy nominees. (Tune in Sunday, September 18 to see who wins.) Believe me, I was both excited and honored to share what I’d written. The day was spent meeting young actors, bands, and recording artists who have been tapped to pick up an Emmy. A […]