Another star!

More great news for SONG OF THE CURRENT - another starred review, this one from School Library Journal! They said: [blockquote text="This enticingly written tale will take readers on an adventure and leave them craving more. For fans of titles such as Heidi Heilig’s The Girl...

Diversity & Song of the Current

My goal when participating in the diversity in publishing conversation is to become a better ally. So this post is about why Song of the Current has a POC main character, what I've learned since I wrote it, and why I probably am not going to...

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SONG OF THE CURRENT gets a starred review from Kirkus!

  SONG OF THE CURRENT is 3 months from release, which means news and reviews are starting to roll in a little faster. This week Kirkus Reviews posted their review, and they gave it a star! [blockquote text="Caro’s description of her boat home, the Cormorant, will make...

I never wanted to be Princess Leia

I never wanted to be Princess Leia when I was eight. I even resented her a little. I used to play Star Wars with my brother and a male cousin, who always wanted me to be Leia. To be fair, it was kind of understandable. She was literally...

A note on race in SONG OF THE CURRENT

First, a little about me and the book: So I'm a white woman, and I wrote a main character in my YA fantasy who is biracial. SONG OF THE CURRENT is supposed to be a fun pirate-y romp, with river smugglers and gods and princes...

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SONG OF THE CURRENT cover reveal!

I'm super excited to share the cover for SONG OF THE CURRENT, which was revealed Friday on Bustle. Go there to check out the gorgeous cover & find out what the book is all about! Thank you to Bloomsbury for making it so pretty. :-D...

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BOOK DEAL!

I've been subscribing to the daily deal email on Publishers Marketplace for years, and I finally got to see myself in it. Amazing moment! SO EXCITING to finally be able to talk about the biggest secret ever....

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Musical Memory

This morning in my car I was thinking about how music can recall to mind a certain very specific moment. It was this song: I remembered being on the Amtrak from Albany to New York. It was the summer of 2012 and I had a seat on...