FEBRUARY, 2017 – New website launched. Still working out the kinks.
JANUARY, 2017 – Book 4 is a go! Anticipated arrival: Winter/Spring 2019 – in U.S. & U.K.
DECEMBER, 2016 – BUTTER gets a new home in Hollywood. Film rights optioned.
NOVEMBER, 2016 – Accepted Arizona’s Judy Goddard Award
OCTOBER, 2016 – Dead Ends (aka, Halbe Helden) wins the Friedolin Prize in Germany
SEPTEMBER, 2016 – BUTTER to be published in Spain
JUNE, 2016 – DEAD ENDS to be published in France
MAY, 2016 – DEAD ENDS (a.k.a. HALBE HELDEN) nominated for the German Children’s Literature Award
MARCH, 2016 – I had babies! 2 of them! At the same time!
MAY, 2015 – Cover for REBEL BULLY GEEK PARIAH revealed
APRIL, 2015 – BUTTER optioned for film
FEBRUARY, 2015 – DEAD ENDS shortlisted for the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize
AUGUST, 2014 – DEAD ENDS to be published in Germany and Spain
JUNE , 2014 – New release season for REBEL BULLY GEEK PARIAH! Look for it in Winter of 2016
FEBRUARY, 2014 – BUTTER shortlisted for the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize
NOVEMBER, 2013 – DEAD ENDS to be published in South Korea
NOVEMBER, 2013 – UK Rights to REBEL BULLY GEEK PARIAH sold to Faber Children’s Books in a 2-book deal
OCTOBER, 2013 – BUTTER named a YALSA 2013 Teens’ Top Ten pick!
AUGUST, 2013 – North American rights to REBEL BULLY GEEK PARIAH sold to Bloomsbury in a 2-book deal. Coming 2015.
JULY, 2013 – I got married! (okay, not really book news, but still BIG news.)
JUNE, 2013 – BUTTER to be published in Thailand and South Korea
APRIL, 2013 – The cover for DEAD ENDS revealed
APRIL, 2013 – UK Rights to DEAD ENDS sold to Faber Children’s Books
DECEMBER, 2012 – UK cover and release date for BUTTER revealed
NOVEMBER, 2012 – The book formerly known as Billy D. & the Bully has a new title! Introducing… DEAD ENDS, coming Fall 2013.
SEPTEMBER, 2012 – Launch party, the sequel! The celebration of BUTTER’s release continues with a signing at Books-a-Million in Davenport, IA. Saturday, 9/29 at 2:00 pm.
SEPTEMBER, 2012 – Hungarian rights to BUTTER sold to Ciceró Kiado
SEPTEMBER, 2012 – It’s a book!!! BUTTER released on Tuesday, 9/4. Buy it now wherever books are sold!
AUGUST, 2012 – Help me celebrate the release of BUTTER with a launch party!
AUGUST, 2012 – BUTTER is landing early! Look for it in bookstores September 4th!
APRIL, 2012 – North American rights to BILLY D. & THE BULLY sold to Bloomsbury
MARCH, 2012 – German Rights to BUTTER sold to Rowohlt
MARCH, 2012 – UK Rights to BUTTER sold to Faber Children’s Books
FEBRUARY, 2012 – The cover for BUTTER unveiled!
AUGUST, 2011 – I will be at the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators summer conference in LA from August 5th – 8th. Hope to see you there!
JANUARY, 2011 – Joined the Apocalypsies, a group of 2012 debut children’s authors.
OCTOBER, 2010 – North American rights to BUTTER sold to Bloomsbury!