Kirkus loves Very Lulu as much as I do! Stay tuned for the full review on 23 June.
Cover reveal time! Very Lulu, the (mostly) true story of a training school dropout, will be coming to shelves near you in Sep 2019! Words are by me; illustrations are by Jessica Gibson.
Looking for a gift for the kiddos? It's hard to go wrong with books! Luis and Tabitha and The Ugly Dumpling can be found in stores or online. If you're after a signed or personalised copy, just message me here.
Who doesn’t love a good twist on a traditional fairytale? CCLD has put together a great list of pun-tastic fairytale retellings, and The Ugly Dumpling is among them! Click through to check out the rest.
Looking to round out your local author reading list? The SCBWI West Reading List 2018 features a great list of picture books, middle grade and YA from authors in the western US. I’m delighted to see Luis and Tabitha on there!
It’s been a busy month! I’ve been all over Oregon and Washington signing copies of Luis and Tabitha (and The Ugly Dumpling!) for readers.
If you’d like signed copies of either of my books, you can find them at:
Barnes & Noble Tanasbourne, Beaverton OR
Powell's City of Books (Burnside), Portland OR
A Children's Place, Portland OR
Maggie Mae's Kids Bookshop, Portland OR
Kinokuniya Seattle, Seattle WA (signed both by me and by illustrator Hollie Mengert!)
Barnes & Noble Olympia, Olympia WA
If you live a bit further afield and would like me to post you a signed copy, just drop me a line via the contact form, and we’ll make it happen!
The only thing better than fan mail is fan plush! Huge thanks to Stephanie S for sending this delightful dumpling my way!
Okay, so this isn’t news exactly, but it’s still a very important question!
Need to expand your library of books about pet adoption? Pragmatic Mom has featured my mini list with some of my "adopt, don't shop" faves. PLUS, you can enter a draw to win your own copy of Luis and Tabitha!
The big day is here: Luis and Tabitha is out in the world! You can find it at your favourite bookshop and online - or order it in to your library.
Since we're all about "adopt, don't shop" here, we've wrangled a pet-friendly deal: if you order through this special link you'll save 25% on your order PLUS 15% will be donated to the Oregon Humane Society.
Illustrator Hollie Mengert and I will be signing at events throughout Washington and Oregon over the next few weeks. If you'd like to come say hi, you can check out the event listing here.
Thank you so much for your support!
The big day is finally (almost) here! Luis and Tabitha launches tomorrow at Barnes & Noble Tanasbourne in Beaverton, OR.
I'll be reading, signing, leading a craft session and handing out cat party bags (yes, really)! If you're a local, stop by to join in on the fun!
If not, you can find Luis and Tabitha at your favourite local shop, or order it through your library.
Stay tuned for more events updates!
Exciting news! Familius Books is hosting a special sales event to coincide with NBC’s “Clear the Shelters” event. On August 18, 40% of proceeds from the sales of Luis and Tabitha from Familius.com will be donated to the Oregon Humane Society.
OHS is close to my heart, as it's where I adopted my cat Bunbury - the very kitty who inspired Luis and Tabitha.
I'm delighted to announce that Annie Berger at Sourcebooks Jabberwocky has acquired my picture book Very Lulu, about a free-spirited black Lab who flunks (in the best possible way) out of the K9 Unit School. Jessica Gibson will illustrate.
Huge thanks to both Annie and my incredible agent Kira Watson for making it happen!
New book news! My folktale The Five Sisters will be published by Familius in Autumn 2019. Thanks to Kira Watson of Emma Sweeney Agency for making it happen!
Quite lovely, isn't it? (Psst, it's also available for pre-order!)
New book news! My picture book Luis and Tabitha, about an alley cat's extraordinary efforts to win over the owner of the indoor cat he loves, will be published by Familius in 2018. Fellow PNW-based creative Hollie Mengert will be illustrating. Stay tuned for updates!