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A Writer’s Delight!

Serendipity is a beautiful thing! An unexpected email led to a delightful afternoon. Hometown grandmother Nancy knew I grew up in Michigan and wondered if I’d autograph a book for her granddaughter visiting from Washington state. Then she realized I now lived in Florida. She expressed how much her daughter loved her new book, President…

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…

32 days until …

…the release of President of the Whole Sixth Grade (Little, Brown, $17.99) on Nov. 3. The story takes place in a fictitious suburb of Detroit, Mich., called Orchard Park. So while I was in Detroit visiting friends and preparing for the upcoming release of the book, including a fabulous party and book fair being held…

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…