Debut Year Scrapbook

I can’t imagine I’ll ever have a publishing year to top 2018 (four books of my debut series released). With that in mind, I wanted to collect and share a few of my favorite shots:

Hey Nineteens!

Dear Novel Nineteens, First of all, congratulations on your debuts! I wish your books well. I was initially part of the 2017 Debut Group, but then my publication date got bumped and I joined the Electric Eighteens. So I’ve been a fly on the debut wall for one year and lived it for another. While… Read more »

Simple Steps to Make Star/Snowflake Thingy

    Each year about this time, I make these 3-D star/snowflake thingies with my 4th and 5th grade art students as a (kind of) simple one-period project. They love it, it looks festive, and they can make more over break. Folks have asked for the steps; I was taught by a fellow art teacher… Read more »

Getting to Know: Samantha M. Clark

  After a summer hiatus (due mainly to laziness) I’m back with my author interview series. And while I didn’t literally go to the beach this summer, I did have the pleasure of experiencing an armchair shipwreck adventure unlike any other in this stunning middle grade debut by Samantha M. Clark. I caught up with Samantha… Read more »

Getting to Know: Christina Uss

  Okay, I may be biased towards books that have bicycles on the cover and Bicycle in the title and feature bicycles and a Bicycle on pretty much every page. But I can also honestly say that I fell in love with The Adventures of a Girl Called Bicycle (Margaret Ferguson Books/Holiday House, May, 2018) for… Read more »