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Hotel Between artwork by Petur Antonsson

September 11, 2019

Send me your MG fantasy, adventure, sci-fi, horror, all the genre stuff! I won’t get too granular listing off the possible sub-genres, because there are SO MANY, but I think you get the gist. Anything that takes someone from our world and shoves them into somewhere new...

August 1, 2018

It’s August, and that means we’re about a month out from the pub date for The Hotel Between. Just a month! Wow. I’m so excited to share these kids’ stories with you all. 

And because I’m excited, I decided to give all y’all who preorder a copy of The Hotel Between...

July 25, 2018

In case you haven't heard I've joined Pitch Wars for a second time, only this year I'll be on the other side of the equation. Back in 2015, I was mentored by the brilliant J.A. Souders, and now I get the immense privilege of mentoring someone else for Pitch Wars 2018!...

March 13, 2018

I'm giving away The Serpent's Secret and Legends of the Lost Causes, two of my favorite recent middle grade releases! 

First up is THE SERPENT'S SECRET by Sayantani Dasgupta. On the morning of her twelfth birthday, Kiranmala is just a regular sixth grader living in Pars...

February 20, 2018

Beyond a Darkened Shore, by Jessica Leake

Beyond a Darkened Shore makes me want to watch Vikings all over again. 

Its a grand exploration of what you get when Celtic magic and Norse mythology collide. I'm ashamed to admit that I'd forgotten some of these awesome creature...

December 5, 2017

Legends of the Lost Causes, by Brad McLelland & Louis Sylvester

Legends of the Lost Causes = orphans in the wild west + zombies. No joke. And it's full of win. 

I don't know why people keep trying to say that westerns are "done." Sure, we don't have as many wes...

August 24, 2017

Okay y'all, it's time for my requisite Pitch Wars day post--the one where I remind everyone that Pitch Wars is just ONE path to publication.

August 8, 2017

Pax, by Sara Pennypacker

Pax made me love my pets so much more. And I already loved my animals a lot, so that's saying something. 

This story is about a fox and his boy, but more than that... it's about finding peace in the midst of loss, and about learning to flour...

August 1, 2017

The Real Boy, by Anne Ursu

The Real Boy grabbed my emotions like few books do. 

For starters, I'll just go ahead and admit that I didn't see the connections between this book and the classic Pinocchio until waaaaay too late in this awesome middle grade. Our protagon...

July 25, 2017

The Blackthorn Key, by Kevin Sands

The Blackthorn Key hits all the right notes for me. 

I've always had a strong affinity for anything involving alchemy. Fullmetal Alchemist is a guilty pleasure I can always indulge in. The first books I wrote all had an alchemy asp...

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