2022 We Need Diverse Books Mentorship Program

The WNDB Mentorship Program is open for applications from October 1-31! There are 16 mentorships for picture books, middle grade, YA, and illustration. The program will run from January to December 2022, and each mentorship will be unique. I am so honored to be mentoring YA! It's free to apply, and links can be found … Continue reading 2022 We Need Diverse Books Mentorship Program

Revisions—Part 2

Thank you, everyone, for your support and for all your lovely words about the AMERICAN PANDA cover! It was such a wonderful week, and hearing how much the Chinese girl on the cover meant to people meant THE WORLD to me.   Thank you to everyone who reached out to tell me how the Revisions … Continue reading Revisions—Part 2


I'm honored to be a Speaker at WriteOnCon 2017, the interactive online writer's conference to take place Thursday February 2-Saturday, February 4. The only writer's conference you can attend in your pajamas (well, without any repercussion). The conference is for writers and illustrators of PB, MG, YA, and NA. There will be blog posts, vlogs, … Continue reading WriteOnCon