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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 WORD Bookstore via Kobo (that's what these links go to) if you can. Independent bookstores need your support now more than ever!


EXCITING NEWS!

I'm so happy to announce that the amazing Kevin Hakwes and I are teaming up on another picture book!!


MY LATEST BOOK! She Persisted: Nellie Bly is part of Chelsea Clinton and Philomel Books' She Persisted series, inspired by Chelsea Clinton and Andrea Boiger's picture book about 13 American women who changed the world.

 

"A fast read, sure to engage transitioning independent readers or older reluctant readers [as well as] more sophisticated readers . . . A likable, meaningful addition to the She Persisted collection." —Kirkus Reviews

 

Click here for more details!

 

Visit the official SHE PERSISTED: NELLIE BLY page to see a video Q&A with me and a downloadable discussion guide!


You can listen to Julie Andrews read Marilyn's Monster on her new 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.