This new iteration of my website has been live for a few weeks now, but I just went through and cleaned up a few pages enough that I feel comfortable playing hostess here. Welcome, all! Have a cold drink and a warm appetizer. (Many thanks to the marvelous Julie Trelstad for creating the beauteous template you're now enjoying.) Here you can find information about my new book, The Magic Words; a little about me; old talks, and on this blog, new news. Such as:
- The Magic Words is now available for preorder at any retailer of your choice! If you preorder, you can ask a question that I'll answer at length in my monthly newsletter or here. Details at the link.
- I'll be appearing at the Writer's Digest Conference in New York City August 11-14, talking about how to break into the YA market.
- And I'll lead the SCBWI-Missouri Advanced Writers' Retreat in September.
- Joanna Marple hosted a lovely interview with me at her blog, Miss Marple's Musings.
- Kate Beaton was just named the Children's Choice illustrator of the Year for her book The Princess and the Pony!
- And Daniel Jose Older's terrific, highly acclaimed, all-around awesome Shadowshaper is only $2.99 on pretty much every e-book platform right now. See Daniel's tweetstream here for details.
We'll see if I return to blogging regularly -- promises on this front are usually trouble, I've found. But I am glad to have new digs.