The Walls Around Us was selected as Salem College’s “First-Year Read” for 2015! This means that all incoming first-year students will be assigned to read Walls over the summer, and then this fall I will be visiting campus to meet with students and give a public lecture about the book!
Here’s an announcement for NY-area writers and university students! This summer I will be teaching a YA Novel Workshop in the School of the Arts at Columbia University…
I am stunned and thrilled to announce that The New York Times Book Review reviewed The Walls Around Us in its YA Crossover column and said some truly incredible things…
If you’re in New York City, I’d love to invite you to a talk I am doing for the NY Metro chapter of SCBWI on Finding Your Own Unique Voice on June 9. You do not need to be a member of SCBWI to attend.
Seven stars! The Walls Around Us has been collecting some incredible reviews and I have to share that this week it just got its seventh (7!) starred review, this time from the Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books. More
The Horn Book has put together a top-ten list of recommended summer reading for all ages, and The Walls Around Us is on the list for high school (for grades 9 and up)… More
Such an honor for me to be interviewed by Gayle Forman, one of my favorite authors! Here is our interview, up on Omnivoracious, the Amazon Book Review… More
On Monday, March 23, at 7pm, I am having my first-ever launch event in my writing career! And it couldn’t be a more exciting moment or combination for me… More
The Walls Around Us is shocked and thrilled (okay, her author is) to get a fourth starred review—that’s four out of four!—from Booklist… More
Two more trade reviews for The Walls Around Us have come in… and they are both starred! I’m excited to share snippets from the reviews from The Horn Book Magazine and School Library Journal here: More
Amazing news. Seriously amazing. The Walls Around Us is the #1 Kids’ Indie Next Pick for Spring 2015! Yes, I actually typed #1 (still can’t believe it! so thrilled!)… More
The Walls Around Us got its first trade review—it’s always so nerve-wracking waiting for these—and I’m beyond thrilled to say it was a wonderful starred (!) review from Kirkus…