Happy Birthday, Merci Suárez!

It’s no accident that my new middle grade novel, Merci Suárez Changes Gears (Candlewick Press, Sept 2018) opens on picture day at Seaward Pines Academy. Uy! When I think back to my school days at P.S. 22 in Queens, there weren’t many humiliations greater than that....
The Author Village — Thank You!

The Author Village — Thank You!

Launching The Author Village this past month has been a truly wonderful experience. It has far exceeded all my expectations. The website is now fully updated and complete. All fifteen authors are now listed. I’m so happy that Lauren Castillo, Mike Curato,...
Make This Year the Year of the Author Visit

Make This Year the Year of the Author Visit

Every student deserves to experience an author visit. It doesn’t matter if they attend a rural Title I school in York County, Nebraska or an elite prep school on the Upper West Side of New York City, every student should have the opportunity to experience an author...