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Happy Pi Day!

PI day
I’ve decided there’s not enough math in my life. As an author, I deal in words, artwork, character development, and plotlines–but I’m rarely if ever called on to solve a quadratic equation. Perhaps once a year, when I hit that one line item on the income tax form where you have to solve for x2+3×-7 and put the res [...]

At the Eric Carle Museum

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In October, 2012, I was honored to participate in a program at the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art in Amherst, Massachusetts on the topic of Overcoming Challenges: A Program for Writers and Illustrators. Hungry Hungry Caterpillar! On the panel were four authors and author-illustrators addressing the challenges we all face in our work. I [...]

SCBWI Summer Conference, Los Angeles

SCBWI Summer Conference, Los Angeles
Join me in Los Angeles at the 2012 Annual SCBWI Summer Conference!  I will be on a panel with fellow Class of 2k7 alums Greg Neri and Jay Asher to discuss author marketing groups!

2012 New England SCBWI Conference

2012 New England SCBWI Conference
I will be giving a workshop on blog tours and serving as one of the resident NetWits–a team of tech and marketing superheroes that also includes Kate Messner and Katie Davis! This will be an amazing conference, as New England regionals always are. If you’re a New England based children’s or young adult book creator, I hope [...]

SCBWI Winter Conference, New York Cit...

SCBWI Winter Conference, New York City
This is a fantastic conference that draws children’s authors and illustrators from all around the world. I was here as a representative of our New England regions of SCBWI, bringing back the knowledge to share with the folks back home. Any my editor is on the faculty–always great to see her in person.

Arisia, Boston MA

Arisia, Boston MA
Arisia is a huge science fiction convention in my hometown of Boston. The thing I like about it is that you never know what’s waiting for you around any given corner. Will be be a setpiece from a steampunk movie? Will it be a Star Wars Stormtrooper made of cake? Will be be Phil Foglio, one of my all-time artist heroes (since his days of [...]