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I'm an author and arts administrator living in New England with my family and pugs. I'm also a caffeine addict and voracious reader. My latest middle grade fantasy novel, SHADOW WEAVER, is available now from Sourcebooks Jabberwocky!

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7:00 pm The Heroes Return Launch Party @ Barnes & Noble
The Heroes Return Launch Party @ Barnes & Noble
Dec 12 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
I’ll be joining Monica Tesler for the launch of her latest book in the Bounders series, THE HEROES RETURN!

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New England Book Awards!

Fun news!! I’m absolutely delighted and honored to share that MONSTROUS is a finalist in the New England Book Awards! How crazy and wonderful is that?

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again – book people are the BEST people. I’ve had the pleasure of getting to know many wonderful bookstores and booksellers in New England over the past few months, and they are all just fabulous. So, so thrilled they choose MONSTROUS to be one of the top five finalists in Children’s Books!

Bon Voyage, Monstrous!

Hey, look, some good news for a rainy summer day:


Monstrous will be published in France! YAY! This is very cool for a variety of reasons, but especially because French is a language I can read. So excited for that, and to see more pretties (a.k.a covers)!

Huge thanks to my agent Suzie and Kathleen Ortiz, New Leaf’s foreign rights diva, and of course Milan for picking up the translation rights to Monstrous!

RAVENOUS Cover Reveal

I’m so excited to tell you that the cover for my next book, RAVENOUS, is LIVE on YA Books Central!! GO SEE THE PRETTY! And you can enter to win an ARC!

RAVENOUS will be released on 2/9/2016. Click here for more info and pre-order links!


Birthday Bash + Giveaway 2015!

Hey it’s that time of year again – spring! Birds are singing, flowers are blooming, and … it’s my birthday! And I’ve already got the BEST birthday present this week in the form of the gorgeous cover artwork of my next book, RAVENOUS (can’t share until later in June, but trust me it’s beautiful and so perfect for the book!!!).

I kind of love birthdays and parties and cake and gifts, and especially sharing those things with my friends. So to celebrate, I’m giving away some presents (because, really, who doesn’t love presents?)!

Two of my fabulous author friends happen to have books coming out in a few months (on the same day, no less – October 6), and a preorder of each is up for grabs: SPINNING STARLIGHT by RC Lewis and A MADNESS SO DISCREET by Mindy McGinnis. I’ve read them, they’re AMAZING, and you’ll get your own copy** of one as soon it releases if you win the drawing!


spinningstarlight Madness

As an added bonus, this year I’m throwing a signed copy of MONSTROUS and a sperrier* into the mix as well. Because hey, I enjoy channeling my inner Dr. Frankenstein and why not, right?

The giveaway will run from today through Sunday May 24, 2015 and is open internationally. One winner will be selected for each prize. So, have some cake and enter to win! 🙂

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And finally, in true MK birthday tradition, here’s a muppet birthday video for your viewing pleasure (did you hear there will be a new Muppets Show next year???? SO EXCITED!):

*Each sperrier is unique and handmade by me, so it may not look exactly as pictured. It’ll still be cute though!

**These are not ARCs, but the final editions. Yes, you have to wait a few months to have them in hand, but they are totally worth it, I promise!

May 2015 (or the Month of ALL the Events!)

I know it’s been a while since I’ve posted (and I promise a post on the launch party for Monstrous is forthcoming!), but I have a bunch of awesome events coming up in May that I must share.

Hudson Children’s Book Festival

First, I’m so excited that I’ll be at the Hudson Children’s Book Festival on Saturday, May 2, 2015 – if you’re in the Hudson, NY area, please come by and say hello!


Children’s Book Week

On Thursday May 7 @ 7pm I’ll be joining several other authors including Lori Goldstein (Becoming Jinn), Jen Brooks (In a World Just Right), and Jen Malone (At Your Service) for an Epic YA & MG Book Trivia Night brought to you by the Boston Teen Author Festival at the Cambridge Library.


BooksontheSquare Then on Saturday, May 9 @ 3pm I’ll be at Books on the Square in Providence, RI for a panel and book-related scavenger hunt along with Cindy L. Rodriguez (When Reason Breaks) and Sandra Waugh (Lark Rising). It’s Kids Books Rock day at Books on the Square with several other authors and events!

Hello, New York

BEA GUYS. I’m going to be at BEA!!!! I’ll be signing Monstrous on Friday, May 29 at 9:30am. If you’ll be there too, I’d love to meet you 🙂
KAC And just to make that weekend even more awesome, I’ll be at the Kids Author Carnival on Saturday May 30 at the Jefferson Market Library! I’ve heard amazing things about last year’s carnival, and I’m so thrilled I get to be a part of this year’s!