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DISENCHANTED is here!

My second book baby and the next book in the Tyme series is born. Welcome to the world, DISENCHANTED: THE TRIALS OF CINDERELLA.

Morgan at Gone With the Words posted this beautiful review. Thank you, Morgan! I can only …

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Reader Questions

Here are a few of the questions I’ve received from readers recently.

What inspired you to write Grounded?

It’s hard to say exactly what inspires stories, but I know there were a few strong influences. My friend and co-creator of …

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Four Years Old

This blog is four years old! The actual blogiversary (sure, it’s a word) was three days ago, but I haven’t been blogging often enough lately to remember. My daughter’s birth radically changed the game. I was always busy, but I …

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Appearance & Audiobook Review

Here’s where I’ll be on Saturday morning: Burien Library, 10:30am, with a great group of authors and the lovely folks from Page 2 Books. If you’re in the area, drop by and say hi!

Also, in lovely review news, AudioFile …

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DISENCHANTED gets a star from Kirkus!

Kirkus gives DISENCHANTED: THE TRIALS OF CINDERELLA a starred review! My favorite bits:

“…endearing and believable characters.”

“…liberal infusions of magic and humor…”

“Casual references to different skin colors and to LGBTQ characters are also commendable.”

“Great, smart fun.”

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Keeping Rather Quiet

I have some really lovely things to share, but none of them are shareable yet, which is why I’ve been quiet lately.

In the meantime, it is summer. The teaching year is done, and soon a new one will begin. …

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Children’s & YA Author Extravaganza!

Tomorrow night, I’ll be at the Bellevue University Bookstore with a big crew of authors and illustrators who are all, like me, represented by the Erin Murphy Literary Agency. Some of these talented folks are people whom I’ve met, and …

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GROUNDED out in Audio & Paperback!

It was a big week for Rapunzel!

GROUNDED: THE ADVENTURES OF RAPUNZEL is now available as an audiobook narrated by Susan Hanfield, who is absolutely terrific. I couldn’t be happier.

GROUNDED also came out in paperback on Monday! So if …

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Scholastic Summer Reading Road Trip!

The Scholastic Summer Reading Road Trip is coming to the Seattle area! I’ll be participating in the following events:

May 15th: University Bookstore

12:00 Noon-3:00 PM

4326 University Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105

May 21st: Third Place Books

11:00 AM-2:00 …

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Matters of Tyme: Bardwyrms

Name:

Bardwyrm

Origin:

The offspring of a Red fairy and an Olive fairy

Nature:

These amphibious creatures make their nests on the beaches of Orange, the Olive Isles, and the Blue Kingdom.  They appear snakelike during most hours of the

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