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….


YAY! NOW we are starting to get winter. I plowed a path to the cottage with my snowshoes and have the fire burning bright in the woodstove.

Off to scribble, scribble, scribble!