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DAY THREE: I’m trying

The impetus for my upcoming Paris trip is just fulfilling a lifelong dream. I’ve always rejected the concept of “A bucket list,” yet I am conscious of wanting to start this next chapter of my life before …well, I kick the bucket. My mom was a tough woman. A smart, fiery, determined woman who loved…

HAPPY BOOK BIRTHDAY TO…

Girl Code—the latest in the Brianna Justice series. Our sixth-grade heroine has set aside her mixing bowls to pursue a new dream—TV anchorwoman. However, when she winds up working for a print newspaper in Detroit with her new mentor, Brianna soon learns that much like baking, great journalism requires the right balance of ingredients. Is…

BIG BOOK NEWS: THE SWEETEST SOUND PAPERBACK

It may be rainy today throughout Florida, but there is sunshine in my heart. My sweet, sweet little book about a 10-year-old girl who has the voice of an angel—Mariah Carey is her hero—but is afraid to be heard. I wrote the book so that each chapter would feel like a song. I love this…

In A World …

    In President of the Whole Sixth Grade, Brianna Justice hooks up with a kid called, “Click,” and they make stop-motion movies about life in middle school. I love Legos, so I tried making my own movie trailer. It’s hilariously flawed. I’m sure Brianna and Click do much better. Ancient Romebooks about kid entreprenuersBrianna…

THANK YOU, NEW YORK!

The New York Public Library, The Brooklyn Library and the Queens Library, along with the NYC school library network, has selected President of the Whole Fifth Grade–a book totally written by yours truly–for their recommended summer reading list. Oh, New York. Thank you so much. It’s such an honor. Now if you’re reading this in…