This was such a fun podcast interview! We talked animals, inspiration, my childhood in Columbus, craft tips, finding your writing voice, pushing through rejection & my publishing journey... thank you DIYMFA! If you want to have a listen, link over here.
I was lucky enough to read an ARC of CILLA LEE-JENKINS FUTURE AUTHOR EXTRAORDINAIRE by fellow 2017 middle grade debut author Susan Tan, and I just fell in love with Cilla's spunk and honesty and charm. This wonderful novel just hit shelves last week, so pick up a copy at your local bookstore and read on for a fun Q&A with the author!
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!
In just a few short days, SIREN SISTERS, a highly-anticipated middle grade debut novel, will hit shelves! This fantasy is receiving tons of great industry buzz – Kirkus reviewed it as, "an exciting fantasy with a heart-stopping ending by an author to watch" – and it's my pleasure to host author Dana Langer on the blog today for a little Q&A about her writing life + debut novel...