Get a Free Middle Grade Chapter Book, July 1-3

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I'm offering my Middle Grade chapter book Shannon's Odyssey as a free ebook for three days, starting from midnight tonight (Friday, July 1) through midnight of Sunday, July 3. Take advantage of this special promotion if you know a 7- to 11-year-old who loves adventure stories, animals (who may or may not talk), and a … Continue reading Get a Free Middle Grade Chapter Book, July 1-3

That Stunning Cover Artwork

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And now for a little bit of fun: If you love the cover art of my novel Horseshoes and Hand Grenades (as I do!), then you'll like this 16-second video, which pans down the painting, giving you the chance to savor it up close. Credits: Illustrator/artist Natalie Simone. Cover design by Colbie Myles. Cricket soundtrack … Continue reading That Stunning Cover Artwork

The Best Novels for Tweens, Teens and Young Adults Who Love Theater

Earlier today, Shepherd.com published my list of "the best novels for tweens, teens and young adults who love theater". I introduced you to Shepherd a while back when they published my first Top 5 list. This new site offers book recommendations for readers with a new twist: book recommendations from authors, for readers. Their thinking is … Continue reading The Best Novels for Tweens, Teens and Young Adults Who Love Theater

Book Deal: Beautiful and Terrible Things

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I have signed a book deal for Beautiful and Terrible Things, my next novel! TouchPoint Press, the same publisher that released my last novel (Horseshoes and Hand Grenades), has picked up my new work and I couldn't be more excited! A book publishing contract never feels official until it appears in the trade publication Publishers … Continue reading Book Deal: Beautiful and Terrible Things

The Best, Ultimately Uplifting Stories About Sexual Abuse and Harassment

Does the world need a list of "the best, ultimately uplifting stories about sexual abuse and harassment"? I think so, and so does Shepherd, the newest kid on the bookworm's block. I was invited by the creators of Shepherd, a new reading resource for book-lovers, to submit a list of good reads related to my … Continue reading The Best, Ultimately Uplifting Stories About Sexual Abuse and Harassment