June 2017: THE VANDERBEEKERS OF 141ST STREET is a Fall 2017 Junior Library Guild selection!

June 5, 2017: The School and Library Journal did a recap article about the panel I was on with Tracey Baptiste, Paul Griffin, Katherine Paterson, and Jason Reynolds for their Day of Dialog on May 31, 2017.

May 4, 2017: I'm incredibly honored that the American Bookseller's Association chose THE VANDERBEEKERS OF 141ST STREET as one of ten best debut MG/YA  Summer/Fall 2017 books for their Indie's Introduce list! To learn more about the program or to read blurbs about the selected books, visit their website!

April 18, 2017: Kid lit advocate extraordinaire Mr. Schu added THE VANDERBEEKERS OF 141ST STREET to his 2017 Best Books Presentation. I could not be more thrilled and honored!

February 23, 2017: Hello, librarians, booksellers, reviewers, and bloggers! Great news! THE VANDERBEEKERS OF 141ST STREET is available to request on Edelweiss and NetGalley.

February 17, 2017: Laura Lampert of Random House's parent-oriented blog, Brightly, asked me some questions about how to engage reluctant middle grade readers. You can check out her post and my tips here!

February 8, 2017: Check out the Vanderbeekers cover reveal and interview with the wonderful Mr. Schu, where I completely fangirl over Linda Sue Park, talk about the amazing cover illustrator Karl James Mountford, and confess to the number of books in my tiny apartment (hint: it's a lot)! (link)

February 2, 2017: The Vanderbeekers was included in the Fall 2017 Children's Sneak Previews, under Houghton Mifflin Harcourt! (link)

September 29, 2017: My dream-come-true publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt acquired a sequel to THE VANDERBEEKERS OF 141ST STREET! Hooray!

December 7, 2015: The official publishing announcement for THE VANDERBEEKERS OF 141ST STREET was posted on Publisher's Weekly!  (Link)

November 19, 2015: Amanda Nelson from Book Riot invited me on her awesome podcast, GET BOOKED, to talk about all things Kid Lit. Check it out here.