Middle Grade Fiction


Don’t want to wait until September 4th to snag a copy of THE RIGHT HOOK OF DEVIN VELMA? Not to worry! Macmillan and Feiwel and Friends are running a giveaway of 50(!) free copies on http://Goodreads.com ! Here’s the link: http://bit.ly/2tHwXpG Good luck, and happy reading!


Part of any book release is the promotional phase, when we get to start drumming up excitement for the new novel. With the release of The Right Hook of Devin Velma on the horizon (September 4th!), we’re headed into the thick of promo season. Stay tuned for Goodreads and Twitter giveaways, blog interviews, and tour information! In the mean time, here is a picture of the brand-new bookmarks that will be available at the launch party and other events:


I’m very excited to announce that the official cover reveal for my next book, The Right Hook of Devin Velma, will be featured at Middle Grade Book Village this Saturday! Check out this awesome website for all things middle grade lit, and let me know what you think of this first look at Addison and Devin!

A conversation with Mr. Schu!

John Schumacher, one of the nation’s strongest advocates for children’s literature (and a fine author in his own right) invited me to chat books with him on his blog. Check it out:


Greetings! on Tour

I’m excited to announce that these are the schools I’ll be visiting this week to talk books, writing, and creativity:


Schuylkill School, PA

Waldron Mercy Academy, PA


MacFarland Intermediary School, NJ

Bordentown Middle School, NJ


Hilsman Middle School, GA

Coile Middle School, GA


Small Middle School, TX

Kocurek Elementary School, TX


Kennedy Middle School, CA

Crocker Middle School, CA

Can’t wait to say hello to all the fabulous students at these great schools!


Debut Day is Here!

It’s October 3rd, which means that Greetings from Witness Protection! is out in the world. What a fantastic journey this has been – and it’s not over yet! Here are a few of the places I’ll be going to chat about the book in the upcoming weeks:

10/14 – WORD Bookstore in Brooklyn, NY (Panel with other MG authors)

10/15 – Wilton Public Library in Wilton, CT (Panel with other MG authors)

10/20-22 – Tweens Read Festival in Houston, TX

11/4 – NerdcampLI in Huntington, NY

11/8 – The Foote School Book Fair in New Haven, CT

11/12-11/18 – Greetings from Witness Protection! book tour (locations TBA)

12/17 – Book signing at The Book Trader of Hamilton in Hamilton, New Jersey

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