Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Princess KIM in Indiana?

I just found out that my book, "Princess K.I.M and the Lie That Grew" is on the list of 20 titles for the Young Hoosier Book Award (Indiana) for the 2011-2012 school year. This is Indiana's child selected awards program. Participating kids must read 12 of the 20 books on the list and there are over 1000 schools participating. 62,000 kids voted last year. My Book, "Mr. Tanen's Ties" won the Hoosier Award in 2003- Hopefully I'll be going back to Indiana.  
And speaking of Princess Kim, the sequel, 'Princess Kim and Too Much Truth' will be released in March 2011. In this book, Kim learned her lesson and now ONLY tells the truth...sometimes she is a bit TOO honest. It's funny and I hope the kids like it. This book is also is about kindness...and in the world of bullying, we can all use a little of that.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Happy Fall!

Fall is here...and so is my new book, LET IT FALL. This book is in stores now and on the Scholastic bookclub. (And keep an eye out for it's companion book- LET IT SNOW...more to come on that.)
I look out my studio window and see the inspiration for this book...LEAVES everywhere.  I've had a very busy year and have five books to be published between now and Sept 2011. I hope to be blogging more...so spread the word. AND Happy Raking!