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Book Birthday Bash: The Prophet Calls

  Happy Book Birthday to THE PROPHET CALLS! In this middle-grade novel, 13-year-old Gentry Forrester feels lucky to live in a polygamous community among God’s chosen people in the Prophet’s compound. But when the incarcerated Prophet’s revelations begin to threaten her family, Gentry is faced with conforming to his terrible demands or discovering what it…
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Book Birthday Bash: Synchro Boy

  Happy Book Birthday to SYNCHRO BOY! This young adult novel follows the athletic and romantic exploits of Bart Lively, a 16-year-old competitive swimmer who is wooed over to the synchronized team. But things get complicated when he falls for his female duet partner – and crushes on a guy on the diving team. We’re…
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Book Birthday Bash: Borrowed

  Happy Book Birthday to BORROWED! As seventeen-year-old Linnea celebrates the first anniversary of her heart transplant, she can’t escape the feeling that the wires have been crossed. After a series of unsettling dreams, inked messages mysteriously appear on her body, and she starts to wonder if this new heart belongs to her at all.…
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Election Giveaway!

It’s election time, and I’m thrilled to join other authors to support voting. Voting numbers are often far lower than the population, but democracy can’t run properly unless people are making their voices heard. This is why throughout history people have fought for the right to vote. It’s OUR world, OUR country, and everyone should…
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How to Silence the Bully in Your Head, And Other School Visit Questions

This month, I’ve been lucky enough to visit schools and talk to students about THE BOY, THE BOAT, AND THE BEAST, and each visit has been wonderful! But as much as I enjoyed talking to the hundreds of kids in each group about my book, the most precious moments have been the ones where kids…
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Book Birthday Bash: Grow Grateful

  Happy Book Birthday to GROW GRATEFUL! In this picture book, Kiko goes on a camping trip with her class and learns about gratitude! Throughout the trip, Kiko discovers different things she appreciates about her family, friends, and opportunities. This story is based on the “theory of mind,” which is the ability to take perspective…
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Book Birthday Bash: The Turnaway Girls

  Happy Book Birthday to THE TURNAWAY GIRLS! This dark middle grade fantasy is set on an isolated island called Blightsend. On Blightsend, girls are not allowed to make music and are instead forced to turn boys’ songs into gold. But when twelve-year-old Delphernia Undersea begins to sing in secret, everything changes. We’re so happy…
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#HomeToMe – Winner!

The #HomeToMe Middle Grade Mega Classroom Giveaway is over, and it has been AMAZING! If you didn’t hear about it, the giveaway included 16 middle-grade authors giving away a signed copy of their book as well as a Skype visit. To enter, participants had to share on Twitter or Instagram what home means to them,…
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Book Birthday Bash: Skylark and Wallcreeper

  Happy Book Birthday to SKYLARK AND WALLCREEPER! When 12-year-old Lily helps to evacuate her grandmother during Hurricane Sandy, she uncovers secrets of her granny’s past in the French Resistance during World War II. SKYLARK AND WALLCREEPER alternates between New York City in 2012 and southern France in 1944. We’re so happy you’re at our…
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Book Birthday Bash: Original Syn

  Happy Book Birthday to ORIGINAL SYN! ORIGINAL SYN is a YA dystopian epic, introducing readers to a dangerous world of family secrets, free will, forbidden love, and technology at war with humanity. It’s a world very different from ours… and also not so very different at all. We’re so happy you’re at our party…
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