School Library Journal spotlights Signed Ink!

I’m so proud to be part of this organization we’ve created to support all hard of hearing and d/Deaf creatives. Read about Signed Ink! in this School Library Journal article. Thank you to Angela Dahle for creating this incredible group.

School Visit: All Saints School

Guys, I had so much fun visiting All Saints School this week. It was my second visit in two years, and while I spoke to the entire middle school the first time around, this time was super cool because I visited first with the 8th graders alone and then with the sixth graders. I love having… Read more »


Night of the Living Cuddle Bunnies by Jonathan Rosen My rating: 5 of 5 stars I can’t remember the last time I read a book that was this much fun. I laughed my way throughout, and I found myself genuinely trying to foresee the outcome–with no success. Jonathan Rosen has written a hilarious tale that… Read more »

Book Review: MY SEVENTH GRADE LIFE IN TIGHTS by Brooks Benjamin

My Seventh-Grade Life in Tights by Brooks Benjamin My rating: 5 of 5 stars I found this book compelling. There’s something really cool about a group of kids doing their own thing, in their own way, and being totally okay with it. While covering topics that will make kids stop and think, it thankfully avoids… Read more »

Chillicothe, Missouri: Home of Sliced Bread and Passionate Readers

I am just back from visiting some very impressive 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th graders in Chillicothe, Missouri. With my book, Just a Drop of Water, being a finalist for the 2016-2017 Missouri Association of School Libraries’ Truman Award, I was invited by the middle school media specialist, Laurinda Davison, to come visit for a… Read more »

Book review: The First Last Day by Dorian Cirrone

The First Last Day by Dorian Cirrone My rating: 5 of 5 stars If the cover alone doesn’t draw you to this sweet middle-grade book, Haleigh’s story surely will. Haleigh doesn’t do well with change, and as the best summer of her life comes to an end, she spends her last night at the Jersey… Read more »

Where were you on September 11, 2001?

Growing up, I’d heard older people tell stories at get-togethers that often began, “I remember exactly where I was when . . .” I knew that whatever happened altered the person’s world in some way, and I hoped I’d never witness an event where I’d say the same thing some day. But then, September 11… Read more »

Huffington Post: To Remember 9/11, Read a Book

I never dreamed my book would make it to the Huffington Post. This is such an honor, and I’m quite humbled. Thanks so much for including Just a Drop of Water in this article Saadia Faruqi. And thank you, Gae Polisner for letting Saadia know about my book. Readers, I hope you’ll check out each… Read more »