I'm honored to announce that THE GILDED GIRL was selected by Bank Street College of Education as one of the Best Books of the Year! You can find it in the complete listing of books here, under Readers 9-12 and in the category of "Fantasy."
I'm delighted to share this honor with several other 2021 middle grade debuts! I'm listing their books and categories below (in no particular order):
Kate Albus - A PLACE TO HANG THE MOON - Historical
Megan Freeman - ALONE
B.B. Alston - AMARI AND THE NIGHT BROTHERS
Reem Farqi - UNSETTLED
Joanne Fritz - EVERYWHERE BLUE
Jaime Berry - HOPE SPRINGS
Chad Lucas - THANKS A LOT, UNIVERSE
Jimmy M Morris - MY EX IMAGINARY FRIEND
Christina Li - ACROSS THE UNIVERSE
Lisa Fipps - STARFISH
Waka Brown - WHILE I WAS AWAY
If you can't tell from our faces in this picture, Heather Kassner and I had so much fun during the virtual launch for THE TARNISHED GARDEN. Thank you to One More Page Books for hosting us! You can now watch the entire event on their YouTube channel!
Magical Towns, Dastardly Beasts, and Marvelous Maps!In these four new middle grade fantasies, four young protagonists must take control of their own destinies in order to save their homes, their futures, and the people they love.
Don't miss this incredible event, featuring JACK MEGGITT-PHILLIPS, author of Revenge of the Beast, CHRISTINA SOONTORNVAT, author of The Last Mapmaker, ALYSSA COLMAN, author of The Tarnished Garden, and EMILY LLOYD-JONES, author of Unseen Magic!
WATCH THE RECAST HERE for readings and a fun discussion!
Thank you so much to everyone who made The Tarnished Garden's launch such a fun week! I hope by my next book I'll be able to do an in person launch, but I love that I get to share this special day with friends and readers all over the world. Sam, our host from One More Page Books, told me that it was the largest virtual audience she'd ever seen at one of the store's events! Thank you for your love and support!
If you still would like a signed copy, One More Page books has extras in stock! You can call them to order yours at 703-300-9746 while they last.