I love writing for kids and teens! I’m the author of 16 books and have been "Dear Carol" at Girls' Life since 1994. My first book, GIRLTALK: All the Stuff Your Sister Never Told You, came out in a dozen languages, and my newest novel, SPEED OF LIFE, hits shelves in April! I hope you'll preorder it now at Amazon or Indies. I poured my heart into it and was thrilled when it got a starred review in Kirkus and in Publishers Weekly. Want to hear the first page? Here you go! I hereby invite you to my launch party too. It's at Corner Bookstore in NYC, Monday April 3 at 6 PM. Seriously. You should come!

AVA AND PIP, AVA AND TACO CAT, and AVA XOX are all now out in paperback. They're the diaries of a fifth grade "word nerd" named Ava who has a good heart and 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 my quick video about all three. Available at Indies and Amazon. 

Poke around to watch helpful videos, read personal essays, peruse my fun Hall of Fame photos, Like my Facebook page, and Follow me on Twitter or Instagram. For the books themselves, hit libraries, or buy Indie or Amazon.  

Interested in an Author Visit? I love visiting schools in person and by Skype. I just visited Columbus Academy and CSG. Next up: Forked River, NJ, on Feb 23; Twin Cities, MN, April 12; and the Center for Fiction in NYC on May 11. More dates ahead. And check out this "Skype Moment of the Week" and "Publishers Weekly Photo of the Day"! I can give talks en español and français too. Sí Sí Sí! Oui oui oui! I ❤ Immersion Schools!

Here's to you!