Monday, May 22, 2017
Ann Arbor Comic Arts Festival
I designed the poster for the Ann Arbor Comic Arts Festival! (My kiddos drew the flowers.) This is a great, FREE comics fest for young ...
Different Kinds of Intelligence
During Q&A at a school visit, a student asked me if I was smart when I was a kid. This question took me back some because I wondered ...
This is what love looks like to an author.
Monday, May 15, 2017
Questions from Readers
KID AT SCHOOL VISIT: Who controls the rights to a character after the author dies? ME: *slowly backs out of room, maintaining eye contac...
Seneca Falls Public Library
Thank you to this fine-looking crew who filled the Seneca Falls Public Library. A special shout to the family who drove three hours to ...
School Lunch Hero Day 2017!
I had a GREAT time celebrating School Lunch Hero Day in Dorchester, MA, at Trotter School! I used to live just around the corner back when I...
Monday, May 01, 2017
My latest picture book is here! Please read Naptastophe! to any kid who doesn't like to nap. This story is based loosely on real ev...
Interviewing Jeff Kinney at Carnegie Hall!
If you'd like to watch two knuckleheads banter back and forth, talk cartoons and draw, this is your video: Jeff Kinney outli...
Monday, April 24, 2017
Punk Farm Nursery!
The greatest thing about being a published author over these past several years? Seeing my readers grow up. That ten-year-old girl on th...
LA Times Festival of Books
I was only in Los Angeles for a few hours for the LA Times Festival Of Books, but I managed to cram in some time with several author pals. ...
Monday, April 17, 2017
Wonderful School Visits
It's not every day that I get to speak to students in grades Kindergarten all the way through twelve. But man, I love these kinds of d...
School Lunch Hero Day!
Check out this creative thank you card! School Lunch Hero Day is on May 5th this year. Consider making some fun art projects for your s...
Monday, April 10, 2017
Article in Boston Globe
Honored and tickled to be included in one of the illustrations accompanying the Boston Globe article on authors and illustrators liv...
Library of Congress Panel
What an incredibly INSPIRING afternoon at The Library of Congress chatting with Laurie Halse Anderson, Barry Lyga, Kekla Magoon &...
A Visit to NPR
Ran into this Guy at NPR today. (See what I did there? I bet he's never heard that one before.) In case you didn't guess, this...
I got to meet the coolest kids down in South Carolina! Photo by Valerie Byrd Fort.
Monday, March 27, 2017
These are some of my favorite pictures from Meltdown! Our friend Quin is a huge Wimpy Kid fan. He's also a DJ. Here he is as...
Lunch Lady Paper Chandelier!
My friend Michelle makes these beautiful paper chandeliers out of her studio here in Western Mass. She just came by the house with thi...
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