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#VickPicks: October 2020

Time for some book love once again! Here are my PB/MG/YA/adult #VickPicks for October! PB: “A gentle tale of inclusion and fairness that children will clearly understand.” (with 4 starred reviews!): TOGETHER WE GROW by Susan Vaught and Kelly Murphy. MG: Gorgeous writing, a captivating story, and again, four starred reviews! This book had me […]

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#VickPicks: September 2020

Time for some book love once again! Here are my PB/MG/YA/adult #VickPicks for September! PB: A fabulous book about most important thing we can do for our future–and for our kids: VOTE FOR OUR FUTURE by Margaret McNamara and Micah Player. MG: An extremely important story that deals with abuse in such a thoughtful and […]

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#VickPicks: August 2020

Time for some book love once again! Here are my PB/MG/YA/adult #VickPicks for August! Picture Book: The very best book for the end of summer or a new school year or anytime you have to do something a little scary: JABARI JUMPS by Gaia Cornwall. (The illustrations are a master class in perspective!) Middle Grade: […]

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FADEAWAY Cover Reveal!

I couldn’t be more thrilled to be sharing the cover of my debut young adult novel–and I couldn’t be more thrilled with how it turned out! Here are my top five things to notice about Neil Swaab’s brilliant design that make it not only an incredibly engaging cover, but one that’s perfect for the story […]

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#VickPicks: July 2020

Time for some book love! Here are my PB/MG/YA/adult #VickPicks (yes, I just made that up) for July! Picture Book: We adore THE SECRET RHINO SOCIETY by Jonathan E. Jacobs and Samantha Cotterill — and check out this darling printable craft to go with it! Middle Grade: A WISH IN THE DARK, a gorgeous Les […]

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Book News: My Debut Picture Book!

Wonderful news today! I am excited to announce that THANKFUL, my debut picture book, will be coming fall 2021 from Paula Wiseman Books/Simon & Schuster! And the most important part: this story that means so much to me will be illustrated (in 3D!!!) by the incredible Samantha Cotterill. Follow her on Instagram at @mummysamart to […]

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Book News: My Debut YA!

I couldn’t be more thrilled to share some exciting news today–my debut young adult novel has sold to Knopf/Random House for publication spring 2021! This book is very different from anything I’ve written before (suspense/psychological thriller with some mature themes), but still very much a book from my heart and one that feels authentic to […]

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Activity Guides!

They’re here! At long last (and just in time for school), the activity guides for Like Magic and Paper Chains are ready! Who they’re for: Teachers, librarians, kids, parents, families, book groups, babysitters, ANYBODY who wants to dive in! What you’ll find inside: Art lessons, yummy recipes, challenging riddles, mini science projects, fun crafts, discussion questions, poetry, and recommendations for more […]

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PAPER CHAINS wins the Whitney Award!

Genuinely surprised and so honored to report that PAPER CHAINS was awarded Best Middle Grade Novel at the Whitney Awards. I got to dress up and be fancy and even give a speech, in which I was so excited I called my agent my editor but hopefully also said some things that made sense. What […]

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New Title for My Next Book!

So many exciting things have happened in the last few months! Starred review! Rights to Like Magic sold in Norway, Sweden, and Finland! Book signings and incredible emails from young readers and all kinds of surreal and magical things. But today, it’s time to focus on the next book, and I’m thrilled to say that it’s coming along […]

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