Dec 21, 2010

Great Books for Horse Lovers

Check out this blog post on The Perfect Distance... it's also a book give-away!

Nov 2, 2010

PEN NE Susan P. Bloom Award Contest Open

The PEN New England Susan P. Bloom Award Contest is open for entries from now till Feb 1st! Check out the guidelines at You must be an unpublished resident of New England.

Aug 7, 2010

Quiz on

Take this pop quiz on about The Other Half of Life!

Jul 30, 2010

Chase Boggio likes The Perfect Distance

One of the country's top junior riders cited The Perfect Distance as one of his favorite books in a personal interview that appeared in the July 23rd issue of The Chronicle of the Horse. How cool is that?! Thanks, Chase!

Jul 28, 2010

Blog review of Other Half of Life

Check out this great review of The Other Half of Life on a blog that specializes in reviewing historical fiction and history-related non-fiction for children and teens.

Jun 30, 2010

Grants, Residencies & Awards

I recently gave a presentation at the New England Society of Children's Book Writers & Illustrators Conference on Grants, Awards & Residencies available to writers of authors & illustrators of children's and YA literature. I compiled a spreadsheet of all the available opportunities that I hope will be helpful to published and unpublished writers.

If you'd like to access it, please click on this link to find it on google docs:

Mar 8, 2010

Bob Edwards Show

I'll be on the Bob Edwards Show tomorrow (tuesday) on XM's Channel 133, XM Public Radio, talking about The Other Half of Life. It airs at 8am, 9am, 10am, 3pm, 8pm & 10pm!

Jan 15, 2010

National Jewish Book Award!

I just found out that The Other Half of Life won the 2009 National Jewish Book Award for Children's and Young Adult Literature!

I'm thrilled!

Thanks to everyone who helped make this book possible: the great team at Knopf, my family, and most importantly the generous people who lived through the events and shared their stories with me!

Jan 12, 2010

Sydney Taylor Notable Book

I'm thrilled to announce that The Other Half of Life was chosen as a 2010 Sydney Taylor Notable Book for Teen Readers! Congrats to all the winners!