Kirkus Review of The Weaver’s Daughter

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

Updates

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

The Double Crossing

I’ve just signed a contract with Paper Angel Press to publish my upper middle grade historical novel The Double Crossing. I’m excited to be able to introduce young readers to my fictional characters Hannah and David and their adventures, including stopping a Nazi spy mission. At the same time, readers will learn about the true … More The Double Crossing

Smashwords Sale

If you haven’t read Toto’s Tale and True Chronicle of Oz, here’s the chance to get the e-book for the special sale price of $2.99. Smashwords is having a one week sale and I’m participating. This is the link to my Smashwords page where you can order the book. It’s a fun read for children … More Smashwords Sale

Pages and P.J.s

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

Back Again

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

SCBWI BookStop

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

PEACE TRAIN

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