Thanks for visiting! I’m the author of 16 books--half fiction, half nonfiction--and SPEED OF LIFE is finally in stores,  Amazon and Indies. I poured my heart into this one, and it took years to write, so I'm beyond thrilled that it has received four (!!!!) starred reviews! KirkusPublishers WeeklySchool Library Journal and Booklist! May I read you the first page? Here you go! Here I am on TV on NY1 and Twin Cities Live. My next signings are at Anderson's in Larchmont on 4/26 at 3:30 to 4:30, and Barnes & Noble, Union Square 4/29 at 9:30 AM.  

I've been "Dear Carol" at Girls' Life since 1994, and SPEED OF OF LIFE is inspired in part by the letters girls write me. There's even a character called Dear Kate! It's also inspired by how I felt when my dad died suddenly, when I was young.

My first book, GIRLTALK: All the Stuff Your Sister Never Told You, came out in a dozen languages. AVA AND PIP, AVA AND TACO CAT, and AVA XOX are also all out in paperback. They're the diaries of a fifth grade "word nerd" with a passion for palindromes. The New York Times says AVA AND PIP is "a love letter to language" and "perfectly captures the complexities of sisterhood." Here's a quick video about the series, which is ideal for age 8 to 12. At Indies and Amazon. 

Poke around to watch helpful videos, read personal essays, see who's who on my Hall of Fame photos. Please Like my Facebook page, and Follow me on Twitter or Instagram. For the books themselves, check out libraries, or buy Indie or Amazon. Here's a blog in School Library Journal: Five Things I've Learned From Being an Advice Columnist.

Interested in an Author Visit? I love visiting schools in person and by Skype. I'll also be at book festivals in Hudson, Gaithersburg, Chappaqua and Warwick. Also Chautauqua end of July. And check out this "Skype Moment of the Week" and "Publishers Weekly Photo of the Day"! I give talks en español and français too. Sí Sí Sí! Oui oui oui! I ❤ Immersion Schools! One more thing. My daughter Lizzi has a pancake business, Birch Benders, and was just on the Today Show. Cool, right?