About Me

I'm an author and arts administrator living in New England with my husband and pugs. I'm also a caffeine addict and voracious reader. My MG fantasy novels, the NYT Bestselling MONSTROUS and RAVENOUS, are available now from HarperCollins Children's Books! Next up: SHADOW WEAVER (Sourcebooks, 2018)

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all-day Derry Author Fest @ Derry Public Library
Derry Author Fest @ Derry Public Library
May 6 all-day
Derry Author Fest is a day of writing workshops, panels and networking for aspiring authors, dreamers and dabblers alike. We bring in reputable authors to teach in areas of their expertise. As an attendee, you[...]

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School & Library Visits


I’d love to talk to your teens and tweens about writing, and middle grade and young adult literature! I currently offer the following presentations:

Like my upper middle grade fantasy novel, Monstrous, my presentations are geared toward young readers in grades 4 and up. However, I’m also available to speak to high-school students as well as adult groups of teachers, librarians, and parents. Presentations are about an hour long, but can be made longer or shorter to meet the needs of your group.

My education and background:

Fees: Fees are negotiable, but typically range from $300-600 for half-day/full-day school visits or $100/hour for library visits.


Skype visits usually last 20-30 minutes and usually center around a Q&A time. There is no charge for a Skype visit, but they do need to be booked a few weeks in advance.

Classroom Guides

A Common Core-aligned Classroom Guide for Monstrous is available here. Ravenous classroom guide coming soon!

Book a Visit

To arrange an In-Person or Skype visit to your classroom, please fill out my online Request an Appearance Form.