The Society of School Librarians International Best Books

I got the news that my young adult mystery SUSPECT was on the top of the Society of School Librarians International best books for language arts (grades 7-12) last fall, but the official link never popped up for me until last week. Now I’m honored to share it, especially since I’m in such good company. … More The Society of School Librarians International Best Books

“Don’t treat your characters like marionettes!”

The driver of the shuttle van rolled down the window and spoke rapidly in French.  Shortly after the answering squawk from the speaker phone, the gate swung open slowly, untouched by human hands.  Intellectually, I knew that a small motor was performing the work, but the grounds of the Abbaye de Royoument had already begun to … More “Don’t treat your characters like marionettes!”

Suspect at ALA

While my friend and fellow writer Sondy Eklund was at ALA, she took a picture that included the ARCs (advanced reader copies) of SUSPECT.  I’m hoping to get permission to post soon.  It’s just so exciting for me to know that some librarians out there are going to be sitting down with all my characters for a few hours. … More Suspect at ALA