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PR TIPS FOR AUTHORS is back by popular demand, this time at The Writing Barn, via Zoom, on Tuesday, February 13, 4:30 pm Pacific, with replays available. In “PR Tips for Authors,” I combine my skills as a publicist and author. Whether you’re published, soon-to-be-published, or thinking about writing a book, you’ll learn from this […]

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BREAKING NEWS! I’m combining my skills as a publicist and author for SCBWI’S PR TIPS FOR AUTHORS Zoom presentation on Wednesday, September 20, 7 pm Pacific. Whether you’re published, soon-to-be-published, or thinking about writing a book, you’ll learn from this step-by-step guide to building a digital Author Media Kit, including how to write an effective […]

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Ready or Not, the long-awaited sequel to Summer of L.U.CK., is coming on August 29 from Young Dragons Press! Set at Camp Inch the year after Summer of L.U.C.K., Ready or Not features more magical adventures with Justin, Darby, and Naz, but it’s about learning to do what’s right when everything’s wrong. Special thanks to […]

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You’re invited to join the free subscriber list for my new, quarterly Author Newsletter, which features: -resources for writers, educators, and young readers; -tips from my experience as a publicist and middle grade author; -behind the scenes glimpses from publishing industry notables; -previews of upcoming work, -giveaways and more. Please subscribe HERE. COMING IN THE […]

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You’re invited to “Writing for Young Readers – Two Authors’ Journeys” with middlegrade authors Laura Segal Stegman (Summer of L.U.C.K.) and PJ Gardner Switzer (Horace & Bunwinkle series), moderated by Kitty Felde (Fina Mendoza mysteries), at Village Well in Culver City (Los Angeles).  Thursday, March 2, 6pm Pacific time Featuring conversation, Q&A, and readings! Join […]

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Young Dragons Press’ re-issue of Summer of L.U.C.K.— with a new cover, chapter art, and a camp map —is now available in hardcover, paperback, and e-bookat IndieBound, Bookshop, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Google Play,and wherever else books are sold.

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Tuesday, 15 November 2022

COVER REVEAL! Three struggling kids stumble upon a magical carnival that’s about to change their world. Young Dragons Press’s re-issue of Summer of L.U.C.K. features a new cover, chapter art, and a map of the camp. Available November 29 wherever books are sold! Young Dragons will also publish Ready or Not and The Chambered Nautilus, my […]

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Hi everyone! Many of you know that my journey as a kids book writer has been long and winding, and that my original Summer of L.U.C.K. publisher shut down in 2021. If you’ve been following closely, though, you also know that I signed with a new publisher shortly thereafter, and A NEW JOURNEY IS ABOUT […]

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Saturday, 5 February 2022

NEWS! You may have already heard that last summer I signed with Young Dragons Press, which will re-issue Summer of L.U.C.K. and publish its two sequels! To be able to continue the middle grade L.U.C.K. series after my original publisher shut down in July 2021 is an unexpected — and thrilling — development! Stay tuned […]

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NEWS! I’m participating in Book Owl Word Search (BOWS), which means YOU CAN WIN some books from me* as well as from other authors**. BOWS is a free, fun, interactive web search. By playing, you’ll get access to exclusive “behind the scenes” content from a range of authors plus the opportunity to win their books. […]

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