I just finished the ARC of A RAMBLER STEALS HOME by debut author Carter Higgins, and let me tell you, it is entirely charming and heartwarming – it'll make you experience the full spectrum of human emotion on the pages. The main character, Derby, has an authentic voice that jumps right off the page, and the narrative is a sensory explosion of sights, smells, and sounds of summer at the ballpark. You might remember Carter's contributions in my past post on creating a welcoming at-home children's library – and I was lucky enough to meet her in-person at the SCBWI-NY conference a few weeks ago! She is just as warm and friendly as I thought she'd be. Join me today with a fun author Q&A and learn more about Carter, her writing process, and A RAMBLER STEALS HOME... On shelves next Tuesday, 2/28!
Big day today! The book cover for my debut middle grade novel with HarperCollins Children's Books, THE UNLIKELY STORY OF A PIG IN THE CITY, was just revealed on the Nerdy Book Club blog! Link over now to see it in full + enter a giveaway for an Advance Review Copy! Pub date is 10/3/17 with a sequel forthcoming in Fall 2018. I hope you love the cover as much as I do!