Another Rave Review!

OLIVE BLACKWOOD TAKES ACTION! received another wonderful trade review, this time from Booklist: “Olive is a wonderfully winning lead . . . and it’s a thrill to watch Olive learn to speak up for herself and others. A stirring story…

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Bookish Party!

Come celebrate the birthdays of my next middle grade novel OLIVE BLACKWOOD TAKES ACTION! and Jenn Reese’s PUZZLEHEART at Powell’s Books at Cedar Hills. Author Tina Connolly will be emceeing this fun event on Tuesday, May 14 at 7PM. There…

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Two Thumbs Up!

I’m SO excited to share this wonderful trade review for my next middle grade novel OLIVE BLACKWOOD TAKES ACTION! from Kirkus Reviews: “Two thumbs up for this necessary novel about anxiety and self-advocacy.” Read the full review here. Preorder a…

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Preorder Signed Copies Available

OHMYGOSH, my next middle grade novel, OLIVE BLACKWOOD TAKES ACTION! has a gorgeous cover, releases May 14, 2024, and is now available for preorder!!! Preorder a signed copy from my amazing local indie Vintage Books. Personalized copies available on request.…

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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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