Getting to Know: Jennifer Swanson

  While my first non-fiction book comes out this year, some authors are masters at bringing true stories and facts to kids. It’s especially exciting when a book covers a topic that hasn’t yet been covered before! I caught up with Jennifer Swanson to learn more about her new book, THE LOST FOREST: Me: Congratulations… Read more »

Getting to Know: Katy Tanis

  This year I’m banding with a cool group of authors at SteamTeam Books to talk about and share our STEAM titles for kids releasing this year. Next up is the stunning board book, LOVE UNDER THE STARS (Mudpuppy, March 19 2024) by Katy Tanis. I caught up with Katy to learn more: Me: Congratulations… Read more »

Getting to Know: Leah Henderson

  There are many important journeys in literature. But up until Leah Henderson’s new picture book YOUR VOICE, YOUR VOTE (releasing on Dec. 19 from HarperCollins), I’d never read about a child’s journey to a polling place. It’s an uplifting journey, filled with community and purpose; but also obstacles, which mirror the very real obstacles… Read more »

Getting to Know: Helen Taylor

  Although, as you may have noticed, I set a lot of books in space, I have absolutely no desire to travel beyond Earth’s thin, life sustaining atmosphere. No Mr. Right Stuff here (until maybe they invent transporters, c’mon Scotty). That said, I do love to learn about the brave souls who do make such… Read more »