Here you will find news of my upcoming events, appearances, and links to interviews I’ve done.
**I’m so excited to announce my newest book, Hear Me, which will publish in the fall of 2022. Here is the official announcment from Publisher’s Weekly: Amy Fitzgerald at Lerner/Carolrhoda has acquired world rights to Hear Me by Crystal Kite-winning author Kerry O’Malley Cerra. This #ownvoices contemporary middle-grade novel follows Rayne who, at odds with her parents over her sudden hearing loss and looming cochlear implant surgery, sets off on a journey where she discovers that even though her ears may be broken, she is not. Janine Le at Sheldon Fogelman Agency did the deal.
**As a 2016-2017 Truman Award Nominee, I will be visiting 4th-8th graders in Chillicothe, Missouri in early April 2017. Author Kerry O’Malley Cerra to Visit Schools.
**I’ll be touring with two author friends, Christina Farley and Meredith McCardle, to talk books and publishing on Wednesday, March 29th. We’ll be visiting Stoneman Douglas High School, Falcon Cove Middle School, and ending at Books and Books in Coral Gables. Join us at Books and Books to Enter the Magical World of
**The Huffington Post included my book as part of their roundup of four 9/11 books for kids. To Remember 9/11, Read a Book.
**Here’s an article on the Sky Pony Press Blog in which they ask me where I was on 9/11. How do Daisy Girl Scouts relate to my experience?
**Writers of stories for middle-grade readers have a big responsibility because there’s a thing about grief and kids that age. Read this article that I wrote for the Bookish Babes blog on this important topic.
**Ahhh, what is fact and what is fiction in my historical novel? Find out on The Little Crooked Cottage blog, where I sit down with Mr. Pig for an awesome interview.
**Here is visit with my dear friend Mindy Weiss where discuss cool things like my book title, the cover, why I began the book on Sept. 7th, and more. Check it out on the From the Mixed-Up Files of Middle-Grade Writers blog.
**Smack Dab in the Middle interview, The Cost of Freedom. I love these thoughtful questions and was happy to answer them.
**My fellow Fearless Fifteener, Marci Lyn Curtis, interviewed me on her super-fun blog. You can read it here…and don’t forget to watch for her book coming out 2015 from Disney/Hyperion.
**Here’s an interview done by my very own debut group, the Fearless Fifteeners. We discuss why I chose cross country, of all sports, for my MC and why he’s also a bit of a hot-head.
**Want to see the process of a visual writer? Check out a post on craft that I did over on Literary Rambles.
**The KIRKUS REVIEW for Just a Drop of Water is in, and it’s sooooo good. Read it here.
**And another fabulous review from School Library Journal–though you’ll have to look here at the Barnes and Noble site to read it.
**My book signing will be on Sept. 13, 2014 from 3-5 PM. If you’ll be in the South Florida area, email me for more details. There will be several other authors joining in on the fun. Hope you can make it..Teaching 9/11, teaching September 11, teaching Sept. 11, September 11, Sept. 11, 9/11, Teacher, lesson plan 9/11, lesson plan Sept. 11, lesson plan September 11, teaching social justice, bullying, teach tolerance, teach 9/11, teach September 11, teach Sept. 11, resources 9/11, resources September 11, resources Sept. 11, 9/11 curriculum, 9/11 resources, middle school September 11, middle school 9/11, 9/11 in the classroom, September 11 in the classroom, Sept. 11 for the classroom, projects for 9/11, September 11 book, book about September 11, 9/11 book, book about 9/11, middle grade novel September 11, middle grade novel 9/11, middle grade novel Sept. 11, teaching Sept. 11 in schools, teaching September 11 in schools, teaching 9/11 in schools