Thursday, July 3, 2014

45 POUNDS Giveaway on Goodreads

45 POUNDS comes out in paperback today. To celebrate, I'm creating an annotated copy, making notes in the margins. Then I'm giving it away on Goodreads. Click here to enter. I'm also now open for questions on Goodreads.

Friday, June 13, 2014

The Bank Street Center for Children's Literature Best Books of the Year, 2014 Edition

Thanks to The Bank Street Center for Children's Literature for including 45 Pounds (More or Less) on their esteemed list. I'm honored to be in such great company. To read the whole list click here. 45 Pounds is on page 7 of the 12-14 list.

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Interview by Four Fabulous 7th Graders

Ms. Laurie Morrison's students interviewed me, and they came up with some really great questions. Clearly, these girls have it together. Click here to read the interview.
Thank you, Lili May, Rachel, Sophia, and Breanna!

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

45 POUNDS Nominated for 2015 Magnolia Award!

The Magnolia Award is a Children's Choice Award for the State of Mississippi. I'm honored to be nominated and in awe to be in such great company. This means a lot to me because I lived in Jackson, Mississippi when I was in sixth and (part of) seventh grades, the age of many of my readers. Voting will be in February 2015. Thank you, Mississippi readers!

Thursday, July 18, 2013

The Selective Collective Features 45 POUNDS!

The Selective Collective is a group of 5 blogs/7 bloggers who join to together to feature a book at the same time in a different way. Check out how they covered 45 POUNDS.

Diana and Sandie at Teen Lit Rocks did a review

I love how each of these posts take a facet of the book and explores it--the serious topics and undertones and the humor. Thank you, Selective Collective!

Saturday, July 13, 2013

A Book and a Chat

I sat down for a lovely chat with Barry to talk about 45 Pounds (more or less). You can catch it here.

Friday, July 12, 2013

Amazon Best Books of the Month--July

Amazon is featuring 45 Pounds (More OR Less) as one of the Best Teen Books of the Month for July. I'm in great company. Another pick is In the After by Demitria  Lunetta, another Class of 2k13 member. (FYI: In the After is an awesome book.)