The first review for AFIKOMAN, WHERE’D YOU GO? A PASSOVER HIDE-AND-SEEK ADVENTURE is in from Kirkus Reviews & they LOVE it! Hooray! Check out the full review here! I can’t wait to share this book with everyone on FEB. 20th! (New release date!)
I had the awesome opportunity to be interviewed by Brenna Jeannette and Josh Monken, the fabulous folks at the You May Contribute a Verse podcast! We chat all about the surprising stories behind the creation and publication of BRAINSTORM! and WHATEVER COMES TOMORROW and the convoluted path I took before connecting with my agent. I also disclose my secret for always squeezing in a daily workout! Check out the entire episode here!
If you haven’t yet heard of PaperBound Magazine, please do yourself a favor and check it out. It is a fabulous FREE online publication for kids ages 11-18 with tons of great stories, poems, interviews, and so much more. I am honored to have my poem, “IS ANYONE OUT THERE?” featured in the fall “Curiosity” issue!
I can’t tell you how THRILLED I am to finally be able to scream from the rooftops about my next picture book deal! This has been in the works since last December! I’m so excited to announce that FINDING FORGIVENESS: A ROSH HASHANAH STORY with words by me and gorgeous art by Diana Mayo will be published by Farrar, Straus & Giroux/Macmillin in the fall of 2025! AND, not only that, but this was part of a 2-book deal, which means that I have another book with the same publisher coming as well! (Mum is still the word on those details, but I’ll let you know more as soon as I’m allowed!)
What a fantastic day at The Warwick Children’s Book Festival in BEAUTIFUL Warwick, NY on Oct. 7! Once again, I had so much fun connecting & reconnecting with author friends and sharing my books with young readers! Thank you to the incredible staff and volunteers! I’m blown away with how well-run this event was. Can’t wait to attend again next year!
How excited was I to see that the Publisher’s Weekly Children’s Bookshelf decided to highlight a picture of me and fellow author friends Diana Murray and Suzy Levinson at the Rye Children’s Book Festival on Sept. 23rd! (Spoiler: SUPER excited!)
On Sunday, Oct. 1, I had the absolute best time sharing my books at the Maplewood/South Orange Children’s Book Festival in Maplewood, NJ! The place was HOPPING with so many kids, parents, teachers, editors, and of course, other amazing children’s book authors! It was a great day all around, but my favorite part was when not one, not two, but THREE kids who go to one of the local schools ran up to my table and said: “You came to my school!” (I’d done an author visit at Tuscan Elementary in Maplewood last spring!). I suppose you can say I’m ALMOST famous?!