CURSED is on Shepherd!

What’s Shepherd? It’s a place to find great books via “best books…” lists created by authors.
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My list was really fun to create and features books I’m super happy to shout out.

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Did this fun interview with Tracy Blom.

Books, Kids & Creations is a videocast hosted by author, Tracy Blom, that features people who inspire and uplift children through their work.

Prefer an audio-only podcast? Click HERE.

I'm gonna need a new bucket list...

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...'cause I spoke at the SCBWI Summer Conference again!

The title of my breakout session was —
Disability Reset: Changing How We Think, Talk and Write About Disability.

Here are a few of the slides from my presentation:

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Some other great authors and I discussed craft at the DIYMFA Writer IGNITER YA Summit, held June 21, 2022 - July 1, 2022

My good friend, author and SCBWI Team Blog Captain Lee Wind, invited me to be a guest blogger for January 2022. I had a lot of fun creating the four blog posts. Click the links to read what I had to say.

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Another dream come
true - I got to speak at
the 2021 SCBWI
Summer Conference!

My session was titled:
How To Smash Disability
Tropes & Create Empowered Disabled Characters
(Below are some samples of the images I created for my presentation.)

 

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Had an awesome time chatting with Cheryl for her Arthritis Life podcast!

We discuss:
Arthritis hacks, ableism, disability pride and, of course, Cursed.

Click the image
to check it out.

Did a really fun author panel and solo presentation for Festival of Words Delaware.

Unfortunately, sessions weren't recorded.

But - take heart! This is an annual event!

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The chat I had with my author-buddy Wade Bradford was maybe my favorite interview to date!
 
Wade does a segment he calls "Your Very Own Game Show" - where he creates a game show based on three subject you give him. SO fun!

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At long last I finally got to celebrate my Schneider Family Book Award win at 2021 ALA MidWinter!

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Click below to watch our chat.

The CURSED launch!

I had an absolute BLAST at my book launch events, both in the Los Angeles area, where I live now, and in Philadelphia, where I grew up and where Cursed is set.

My book signing at Children's Book World in West Los Angeles was SRO.

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Photographic evidence of dreams coming true:
Signing a copy of Cursed for YA author Sonya Sones who I've long admired.

Photos from
the Cursed
launch party!

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