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
I’ll be reading from my work in progress, The Double Crossing, historical fiction for ages ten to fourteen. The story tells of a Jewish boy and girl escaping HItler’s Germany in 1939. They board the ship St. Louis, headed for Cuba, where they become friends, encounter and foil a spy plot, and ultimately are not … More Upcoming Author Reading
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
This was taken at the border wall at Playas de Tijuana. In late October and early November, I joined the Peace Train on a trip through Mexico, visiting the wall and a refugee center housing children and families waiting to cross the border. We traveled with some of the children on the train and participated … More Back Again
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
I hope you’ll visit some of these book review sites and see what they have to say about The Weaver’s Daughter.
My first book, Toto’s Tale and True Chronicle of Oz is a middle grade retelling of The Wizard of Oz from the point of view of the little dog, Toto. I published it through an independent publishing program at Bookshop Santa Cruz. My most recent book, The Weaver’s Daughter, a middle grade border crossing immigration … More Independent Publishing Pros and Cons
I loved this review posted on Net Galley December 20th by Delainie Hanson, educator: “My 3rd grade daughter read this soon after reading The Wizard of Oz. She loved reading the story from Toto’s perspective. She kept comparing and contrasting the two books and even used to a Venn diagram! She says that she told … More Toto’s Tale Review