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It’s a Shark Party!

Apr 27, 2017 | Posted by in animals, books, nature, reading, science, Shark Lady, writing | 0

My book Shark Lady: The True Story of How Eugenie Clark Became the Ocean’s Most Fearless Scientist is coming out on June 6th! To celebrate, I’ve scoured the craftiest corners of the Internet for some shark-centric party ideas! Shark Lady is all about celebrating women in science, as well as showcasing curiosity, courage, and a daring heart. IRead more …

MLLA Blog Hop: My Writing Process

Apr 14, 2014 | Posted by in inspiration, writing | 2

It’s SPRING! Have some flowers and pollen! Nothing says spring like a blog hop, so when the lovely Marci Curtis asked if I wanted to join in with some other MLLAers, I couldn’t say no! Here’s a look inside my super official, incredibly fancy writing process. Question #1: What am I working on? This post.Read more …

A Very Rare Guest Post! And NaNoWriMo!

Oct 11, 2012 | Posted by in writing | 1

My cheeky monkeys! I don’t often do guest posts, but there was no way I was turning down the chance to fire off a post for the wonderful Janice Hardy. She’s just too awesome. SO. If you are a writer (or want to be!), her blog is an amazing resource covering everything from drafting andRead more …

Happy Panda Wants You to Read These

May 25, 2012 | Posted by in inspiration, writing | 2

1.  I’m so close to finishing this draft that I can TASTE IT. And it tastes like a banana Nutella wrap. Coincidentally that is also my breakfast. 2.  This blog post by Beth Revis on writing the ‘book of your heart‘ is phenomenal. Go read it, but the take home message is this: the bookRead more …

What Makes A Great Middle Grade Book?

Mar 15, 2012 | Posted by in writing | 1

As a primarily MG writer, I come across some interesting conversations about what makes a middle grade novel really stand out. Of course, there’s no magic formula, but writers, librarians, and teachers of this dynamic age group might enjoy some of the following links: HarperCollins children’s book editor Molly O’Neill and Dystel & Goderich literaryRead more …