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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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Matters of Tyme: Burlatches

Name:

Burlatch

Origin:

Redlands

Nature:

These creatures are the size of large marbles and are covered with bright red burs, which they generally use to cling to tree bark. They have long, thin tongues with which they probe the bark …

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Matters of Tyme: The Stalker

Name:

Stalker

Origin:

Redlands

Nature:

This deadly creature looks rather like a very large mountain lion with bloodred eyes. It has the frightening ability to blend into its surroundings almost completely; only a slight shimmering in the air is visible …

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Coming Soon

Disenchanted: The Trials of Cinderella won’t be out until October, but Ruth Virkus (co-creator of the series) and I just can’t wait until then. We want to share more with you about the people, places, and things in Tyme – …

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New Reviews

A quick roundup of a few new and very positive mentions of GROUNDED from out in the wild world!

Lindsey from Bring My Books wrote a post called “The One Where Perfect Book Was Perfect“. As if that …

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Twenty Questions

I love getting e-mail from readers, and I love to answer their questions. Most readers send me a question or two…

Kayleen, a 6th grader from Baker School, sent me 20! As I wrote back to her, it occurred to …

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Novel Advice

The other day I received an e-mail from an adult reader who had enjoyed GROUNDED and wanted my advice. She has a novel kicking around in her brain, and she’s not sure how to get started.

Me either, I …

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No Power In the Verse Can Stop Us

SWORD AND VERSE, a thrilling and romantic YA fantasy novel, is born today. This moment feels huge to me, even though it’s not my book, because this book was written by one of my best friends, the ridiculously amazing Kathy

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Merry and Bright

My daughter is here. She was born safely into the world, 9 pounds and 4 ounces, healthy and strong. Her hair is red like mine. Her toes are tiny and kissable.

My son is taking it well. Mostly he is …

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