My first MG novel is entitled, ONE FOR THE MURPHYS  (Nancy Paulsen Books /Penguin Books for Young Readers) 

It is also the winner of the Tassy Walden Awards for New Voices in Children's Literature (Sponsored by the Shoreline Arts Alliance, with the generous support of Jack and Helen Davis as well as Barnes and Noble Booksellers.) 


Honored to be included in the anthology, BREAK THESE RULES (Chicago Review Press / Sept 2013) a collection of first-person accounts from leading authors for teens (including Sara Zarr, Kathryn Erskine, A. S. King and Gary Schmidt, and many others) from which all royalties will be donated to the Children's Defense Fund.



***My next middle grade novel, FISH IN A TREE, will be released by Nancy Paulsen Books (Penguin) on February 5, 2015. YEAH!!