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Welcome

Hi and thanks for visiting! I'm the author of fifty books for young readers of all ages. I also teach Writing for Young People in Lesley University's low-residency MFA program.

 

Scroll down for news, and see side columns (or keep scrolling down, if you're on your phone) for upcoming events and appearances and to learn how to order a signed book!

 

Looking for ebooks? All my novels are available as ebooks, and there are links on the book detail pages for each one. (Quick links here if you already know what you want: Dragon, Princess, Mage, Evil Librarian, Revenge, Curse.) Please buy from an independent bookstore if you can! These links go to WORD Bookstore via Kobo, but you can also choose to support your favorite local store.


Now available for preorder! LUIGI, THE SPIDER WHO WANTED TO BE A KITTEN

My next picture book, illustrated by genius Library Lion illustrator Kevin Hawkes, is now available for preorder! Preorders are really important for a new book, so if you're planning to buy the book eventually, I hope you will consider preordering a copy now. You can preorder from anywhere, but if you'd like a signed book, preorder from Lofty Pigeon Books in Brooklyn, NY! Be sure to note in the comments field that you would like it signed, and include any names for personalization. And be sure to choose pick-up if you want to get it at the launch party on March 5! If you decide to preorder, THANK YOU! I can't wait for you to meet Luigi.


You can listen to Julie Andrews read Marilyn's Monster on her podcast, Julie's Library! After you listen, scroll down past the episode on the show's website to see sketches and monster-drawing tips from illustrator Matt Phelan.