Category: Books

GEMSTONE DRAGONS Thank Yous

Chapter books don’t usually have acknowledgement pages, but just like all my books, my new GEMSTONE DRAGONS series wouldn’t be in bookstores now if wasn’t for an amazing team of people who helped me. So I wanted to thank them here. The main concept for the Gemstone Dragons was not my idea — although I…
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What Are the Gemstone Dragons?

If you’ve never heard of a Gemstone Dragon, or think they’re just mythical creatures from the Dungeons and Dragons game, then you haven’t seen my new Gemstone Dragons book series! What is a Gemstone Dragon? A Gemstone Dragon is a magical creature with awesome powers! Each Gemstone Dragon has a gem on their chest that…
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Dragons Around the World

My new GEMSTONE DRAGON chapter book series is coming out in a few weeks! So I wanted to celebrate all things dragons around the world. My Gemstone Dragons are different from other dragons. They’re fun, sparkly and have a magical power that comes from the gemstone in their chest. They know, however, that their biggest…
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TreeFolks Loves Trees as Much as Arrow – Plus GIVEAWAY

I’ve got some really special blog posts coming up that I’m super excited about. With the release of my new novel ARROW, I’m interviewing a bunch of people who helped me make the book a reality and celebrate its release. First up is Andrew Smiley from the fantastic TreeFolks, and I’m giving away an ARC…
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Two-Year Birthday Giveaway!

It’s hard to believe, but THE BOY, THE BOAT, AND THE BEAST turned 2 a month ago! I was busy working on my next books and missed the actual birthday. When I came out of my revision cave, blinking in the sunlight, I realized, It’s Time For A Giveaway! Because, not only did my debut…
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Beast Comes Out in 1 Month — and I Never Thought It Would

Saturday marked the one month pre-versary of the release of THE BOY, THE BOAT, AND THE BEAST and there are so many thoughts running through my head and emotions in my heart. I’ve loved stories since I was a kid. I was obsessed with spending as much time as possible at the library. No amount…
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Thank You Independent Bookstores

Last Saturday was National Independent Bookstore Day, and while I was busy with the Austin SCBWI 2018 Writers & Illustrators Working Conference all weekend, I didn’t want a week to go by without a celebration. Along with libraries, independent bookstores are the backbone of the publishing industry and the best friends of authors and readers.…
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What to Read While You Wait for The Boy, The Boat, and The Beast

THE BOY, THE BOAT, AND THE BEAST comes out in a little over two months and a friend was asking me recently what they should read while they waited, books that are similar in tone, feel and subject matter. My mind went blank for a few minutes — as it often does now while I…
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Animated Cover and a Giveaway!

Three months! THE BOY, THE BOAT, AND THE BEAST is coming out in only three short months! So, of course, that calls for a celebration and… a giveaway. To celebrate, I’m really excited to reveal the animated version of the cover for THE BOY, THE BOAT, AND THE BEAST! I was thrilled when I saw…
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2018 Will Be a Great Year For Books

What a year 2017 has been. At the end of January, I got two offers on my middle-grade novel THE BOY, THE BOAT, AND THE BEAST and now the book has a publisher, a cover (isn’t it pretty?!), a jacket, chapter illustrations, and it’ll be on shelves in six months from today! It feels like…
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