What’s New?

THE MYSTERY OF THE MONARCHS has been named to the 2023-24 Texas Bluebonnet  Master List. It’s also a NSTA Best Science Trade books, the Bank Street College of Education Best books, the CCBC Best books, and  the NCTE Orbis Pictus Recommended list!

New Books on the Way:

The Great Lakes: Our Freshwater Treasure, illus. by Jamey Christoph (Knopf/Random House, March 2024)

Sea Without a Shore: Life in the Sargasso, illus. by Katherine Roy (Norton Young Readers, September, 2024)

Houdini’s Library, illus. by Mar Delmar (Knopf/Random House, 2026)


MY FIRST YA (Upper Middle Grade) TITLE! —

American Spirits (Calkins Creek/Astra Publishing, 2025) –The true story of three sisters who talked to the dead.

Upcoming Events


Blythe Park Elementary – March 

Island Park Elementary, WA – March 

Starved Rock Reading Council, IL – April 

St. Charles Library –  May 29th 

Litapalooza Festival – July 25 & 26, Naperville, IL 

NCTE – Nov. 21-24, Boston, MA

And writing, writing, writing… soo much writing…

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