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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, THE STAR SHEPHERD, is available now from Sourcebooks Young Readers!

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Monstrous Things Tour

monstrousthingsthumbIt’s almost October and that means it’s time for fall, pumpkins, pretty-colored leaves, and most importantly…

MONSTERS.

That’s right monsters. Because of our mutual love of all things Frankenstein, me and the fabulous Mackenzi Lee (whose amazing book THIS MONSTROUS THING just came out this week!!) have teamed up to spread the monster-love to several bookstores across New England. We hope you can join us for some monster trivia, candy, and spooky bookish fun!

 

Monstrous Things Book Tour

Saturday, October 3, 2015 @ 2pm
Books on the Square, Providence, RI

Wednesday, October 28, 2015 @ 6:30pm
Water Street Books, Exeter, NH

Thursday, October 29, 2015 @ 6pm
Boston Public Library (Copley Square), Boston MA

Friday, October 30, 2015 @ 7pm
Ugly Dog Books, Attleboro, MA

Do you love spooky books, too? Be sure to check out the excellent All Hallows Read recommendations for 2015 and give someone a scary book for Halloween!

 

 

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-Frenchdeal

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!

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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!