Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Camp Read-A-Lot

Another day, another book event :) Thank you so much to the utterly amazing staff of Citrus Grove Elementary! I was so flattered to be the the only author at your Camp Read-A-Lot. Between the presentations, the book fair, and the bonfire I was in Author Visit Heaven! (And yes, I came home and made s'mores in the microwave.)
You guys are so always awesome to work with. Thank you again.

Friday, January 20, 2017


Kicking off the weekend with the arrival of my splashy LUCY LOVES SHERMAN bookmarks! If anyone asks I'll play it cool and say I ordered 100. (But I think we all know that means 1,000.)


Saturday, January 14, 2017

Where's Harry?

10 points for anyone who can spot HYPNOSIS HARRY 
in this crazy awesome display at Gumbo Limbo's children's store...

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Da dum. Da dum. Da-dum-da-dum-da-dum!

Ta da! Here is the cover reveal for Jess Keating's fabulous new book, Shark Lady.

As a born and raised Floridian, this book has me eighty kinds of excited. A SHARK book! For GIRLS! And boys too - obviously - but still my daughters are going to eat this up.



Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Calling All Educators!!

Attention all teacher and media specialist friends! Barnes and Noble is offering (even more) discounts to educators on Jan 7-15th. All you need is your educators card (or a school ID).

Learn more here:

And here:

And thank you for all you do for us and your students! :)

Sunday, January 1, 2017


What's the best way to kick off 2017? By joining #storystorm17 OBVIOUSLY. There is still time to sign up, so bust out your pencils and rain boots (just kidding, you don't need rain boots), and let's get writing!



* Storystorm is the new and improved PiBoIdMo, which used to be hosted every November by Tara Lazar.

** Tara Lazar is the kidlit blogger extraordinaire behind www.taralazar.com, and author of fabulous books such as Little Red Gliding Hood and Normal Norman