PitchWars Mentor Wishlist

Welcome, welcome, Pitch Wars hopeful! I am so excited to be volunteering as a mentor this year! For those who aren't familiar, Pitch Wars is a mentoring program where published/agented authors, editors, or industry interns choose one mentee to work with on a specific manuscript for an agent showcase that will be on February 8th, 2019! … Continue reading PitchWars Mentor Wishlist



I'll be traveling the next few months promoting American Panda! My schedule through June: Where to find me this Sunday at LA Times Festival of Books: 10:00am: Signing in Booth #732 with Laurie Halse Anderson and Emily Carroll 12:30pm-1:30pm: YA Stage, Forging Your Own Path panel with Mary H.K. Choice, Zan Romanoff, Amy Spalding (moderator) 1:30pm: … Continue reading AMERICAN PANDA Book Tour!


AMERICAN PANDA is out in the world today! Thank you so much for all of your support. I am so grateful to everyone who has read, reviewed, tweeted, and created fan art, and YOU are the reason that I write. American Panda Preorder Links:  57th Street Books (Signed Copies!) |​ IndieBound | Book Depository| Barnes & Noble | Books-a-Million | Amazon | Target American Panda is also available … Continue reading RELEASE DAY!!!!!!!

More American Panda News: Junior Library Guild Selection, buzz lists, and more starred trade reviews!

So honored that American Panda has been chosen as a Junior Library Guild Selection and so thrilled it has received starred reviews from Booklist, Publisher's Weekly, and Voya Magazine (reviews pasted below)! I have to say, I became teary thinking about my book reaching the readers who need it most. There was also plenty of buzz as the … Continue reading More American Panda News: Junior Library Guild Selection, buzz lists, and more starred trade reviews!


I'm so excited to share the first chapter of AMERICAN PANDA, which was recently revealed on Bustle! Check out the excerpt here or click the photo below! And the preorder campaign will be announced soon—stay tuned! American Panda Preorders: IndieBound | Book Depository | Barnes & Noble |Amazon​ Signed copies: 57th Street Books