So you might have figured this out already, but I’ve been busy writing. Because I like blogging, but really, I like writing books better.

But I do have some news to share, so let’s get to it.

First and foremost….


FORGE, the next book of Isabel’s and Curzon’s adventures will be published this October.

The paperback of WINTERGIRLS comes out on February 28th. That’s right – NEXT MONTH! Just found out that it was named as one of Chicago Public Library’s Best of the Best Books of 2009, which is quite lovely.

Speaking of WINTERGIRLS, I am pretty sure I forgot to tell you about the great videos of YA authors discussing their books over at Penguin’s POV website. I am there talking about …. right! WINTERGIRLS! You guessed it! You’ll also find video of John Green, Amy Efaw, Jay Asher, and more. Enjoy!

Betsy Bird gave the best summary of former Children’s Literature Ambassador Jon Scieska’s term of office over at Fuse #8. We all owe him a massive debt for the energy and fun he brought to the post. Best of luck to Katherine Paterson, who is the new Ambassador.

And now it’s back into the Forest for me.

Scribble, scribble, scribble….

3 Replies to “Catch-up”

  1. Forge

    I can’t wait for this book! I enjoyed Chains so much, it really is a great look at the history of that time period in a well written story. It is really special for my students because the area of NYC where so much takes place is such a big part of our studies. Did your publisher let you go to Paris to write it?
    Margaret Andrews

  2. Something you may already know: a lot of libraries are assembling their Mock Printz lists, or have already held those awards. One librarian is beginning a list of Mock Printz lists, examining crossover, etc. So far, she has seven libraries’ lists up. Wintergirls is one of two books to appear on all seven.

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