Posts Categorized: I write stuff

Notable Books for a Global Society list


Yesterday, I found out Caminar has been selected for the 2015 IRA’s Notable Books for a Global Society list. Wow! Such an honor. This year’s list can be found here. There are some wonderful titles on that list, many of which I’ve read this year and enjoyed. Others–I’m off … Read More

Fan Mail!

I’ve gotten some wonderful emails from people all over the world who’ve read Caminar. It’s so encouraging and energizing to hear people saying kind things about something you’ve created. Last week, Candlewick forwarded along my first piece of fan mail–the actual letter in an envelope kind. And…it’s from Japan! How … Read More

What’s on my desk this month

Okay – so it’s the floor, really. Because it’s so big.


Working on edits for the picture book that will be out in 2016. Loving these illustrations!! Wishing I could show you a better glimpse.

Soon…… Read More

Kentucky Book Fair

I was lucky enough to attend the Kentucky Book Fair last weekend in Frankfort…


…where I had a little giveaway at my table for teachers and librarians. Megan Murray of Second Street School was the lucky winner of an audio copy of Caminar. Congrats, Ms. Murray!

I enjoyed meeting lots … Read More

Caminar by the numbers



Recently a student asked me a series of “How many…” questions about Caminar and I thought it might be fun to compile a blog post where I list some of the numbers.
So here we go—Caminar by the numbers:

Number of pages: 200
Number of poems: 160
Number … Read More

Audio Book Winner!

We have a winner!

Last month I announced a little contest to give away a free copy of the audio version of Caminar. The lucky winner is: Jessica Lee. Jessica, congratulations! I’ll be in touch to get your mailing address.




Thanks for entering, everybody! If you didn’t … Read More