I’m still excited that both The Double Crossing, my middle grade historical novel taking place on the 1939 voyage of the St. Louis, and The Weaver’s Daughter (a rerelease of my middle grade immigration story) will be coming out from Paper Angel Press. However, due to a change in art director and some staff issues … More Books coming
As I mentioned in my last post, I’m re-releasing The Weaver’s Daughter with my new publisher, Paper Angel Press. I just had a review from Kirkus. Here’s a quote from them: “Patience tells a story of migration appropriate for young readers without being overly sanitized—for instance, the tension is palpable in Ixchel’s confrontation with her … More Kirkus Review of The Weaver’s Daughter
Paper Angel Press, my new publisher, is working on getting my latest middle-grade novel, The Double Crossing, to press. The story is historical fiction told from the alternating points of view of two thirteen-year-olds, Hannah and David. They meet while trying to escape Nazi Germany in 1939, before the war, aboard the MS St. Louis. … More Updates
Sorry for the late notice on this one. My publisher, Desert Palm Press, is helping to sponsor readings by their authors. The first of the series is today. To view the reading, go to: https://www.facebook.com/DesertPalmPress. I will be reading from The Weaver’s Daughter, along with several other authors, on April 24th.
Yesterday I had the opportunity to read at the Pages and P.J.s event at Santa Cruz Gardens elementary school. It’s an evening event where children and families come in their pajamas to hear authors and others read. I’d read in a couple of these events a few years ago. It was wonderful to be able … More Pages and P.J.s
SCBWI is the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. It’s our international organization with chapters all over the US and the world. Bookstop is an annual event featuring hundreds of books for children by SCBWI members. So many books, so much to read. #SCBWIBookStop is here with tons of books readers will enjoy. Check … More SCBWI BookStop
Since I wrote The Weaver’s Daughter, the situation at the border in Tijuana has changed dramatically. There are thousands of migrants from Mexico, Central America, Haiti, and many other parts of the world waiting in camps and shelters at this border city for an opportunity to seek asylum in the United States. Climate change resulting … More PEACE TRAIN
On September 22nd, Tonja Drecker posted a review of The Weaver’s Daughter on her blog, Bookworm for Kids. You can read the review and check out her blog at the link. She says, “Bookworm for Kids presents books for toddlers to teens and everything in between: board books, picture books, chapter books, middle grade reads, … More Review on Bookworm for Kids
There are only a couple of days left of the virtual book tour for The Weaver’s Daughter. It’s been a pleasure and an honor to read the reviews and see lots of positive feedback. The main criticism has been that the story ended too soon or that the reader hoped there was a sequel. (Sorry, … More Quotes from the Book Tour
I hope you’ll visit some of these book review sites and see what they have to say about The Weaver’s Daughter.