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Hi and thanks for visiting! I'm a New York Times best-selling author of more than 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.


My new picture book, illustrated by genius Library Lion illustrator Kevin Hawkes, is out in the world! You can get it from any of your favorite stores, but if you'd like a signed book, order 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. 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.