OCT 3 Book Festival

I'd love to meet you! If you live in Westchester or even New York City, come to the Chappaqua Children's Book Festival. It's from 10 until 4 on Saturday October 3 and it's free and fun. There will be piles of authors, from Peter Sis to Gail Carson Levine, Ed Young, Mark Teague, Vicki Cobb, Sally Cook, Peter Lerangis -- and li'l ol' me. Signed books make great gifts. (Did I tell you that I collect signed books? I have personally signed books from Dr. Spock, Shel Silverstein, Raffi, E.L. Doctorow, Kate Atkinson, Sue Grafton, and so many others…)  

This New Website

My biggest news is that I have this brand new website. Back in 2000, I was way way ahead of the curve back but whoa, suddenly it was high time to overhaul my old site. Now, thanks to Suits & Sandals, I'm ready for prime time. We keep tweaking and adding and we're almost ready….


The third AVA book is coming out on February 1, 2016. Preorder here. On page one, Ava finds out that a new girl has asked out Chuck, her best guy friend. And he said "Okay." What??? This is so NOT okay! How will Ava fix things? And can she help Tanya who has been getting bullied because of her weight?

Stay tuned to see what stores and schools I'll be visiting for the book tour. Sometimes I visit a school or city simply because a family invites me and gets the ball rolling. I'm always looking for an excuse to see family in Denver, Columbus, Atlanta, Sarasota...