Washington State Book Award Finalist

Woo-hoo! SIR FIG NEWTON AND THE SCIENCE OF PERSISTENCE is a 2023 Washington State Book Award finalist in the Books for Young Readers category! Click here to check out the 30 finalists in seven categories.…

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Oregon Spirit Book Award Honor Recipient

I’m so thrilled to share that SIR FIG NEWTON AND THE SCIENCE OF PERSISTENCE is an honor recipient of the 2022 Oregon Spirit Book Awards from the Oregon Council of Teachers of English! Click here to check out all the…

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Fig at the National Book Festival

I’m so proud to see my debut middle grade novel, SIR FIG NEWTON AND THE SCIENCE OF PERSISTENCE, at the National Book Festival in DC, which happens to be my old home and where the idea for the story began.…

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Fig’s Going to the National Book Festival

SIR FIG NEWTON AND THE SCIENCE OF PERSISTENCE is the State Library of Oregon’s 2023 selection for children’s / middle grade novels! My debut will represent the Oregon Center for the Book and travel to Washington, D.C. in August to…

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Best Children’s Books of the Year

SIR FIG NEWTON AND THE SCIENCE OF PERSISTENCE was named in the Bank Street College of Education’s Best Children’s Books of the Year for 11-13-year-olds in the Coming-of-Age Fiction category! YAY! Click here to see all the amazing authors on…

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Oh-em-GEE! Sir Fig’s a nominee!

SIR FIG NEWTON AND THE SCIENCE OF PERSISTENCE is a 2023 Oregon Book Award finalist!!! I’m SO excited to be recognized alongside so many pawesome Oregon authors. Thank you, Literary Arts! Click here for the official announcement.…

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Happy Book Birthday!

Today is brought to you by the letters “OMG.” MY DEBUT MIDDLE GRADE NOVEL, SIR FIG NEWTON AND THE SCIENCE OF PERSISTENCE, IS OUT IN THE WORLD TODAY!!! FOR REALS. NO JOKE. AAAAAAHH!!! Thank you to my awesome agent, my…

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Come Celebrate with Us!

I’m so excited to celebrate the releases of Falling Short and Sir Fig Newton and the Science of Persistence with award-winning author Ernesto Cisneros hosted by Annie Bloom’s Books on March 29 at 7PM PT. Join us! Please register in…

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Preorder a Signed Copy of Sir Fig Newton Meow!

Personalized / Signed Preorders of SIR FIG NEWTON AND THE SCIENCE OF PERSISTENCE are now available from the pawesome Portland indie bookstore Annie Bloom’s Books! If you would like your copy personalized, just mention it in the order comments box…

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Ring in 2022 with a Star!

Debut year. First trade review. Happy New Year indeed. When I received the news that my first trade review was in… and it’s a STAR from Kirkus Reviews, I wasn’t sure whether to dance, scream, smile, or cry. So I…

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