Monday, July 17, 2017
Rolling up to pick up the kids on the last day of school like.... 🎶 School's Out for Summer
Awesome People and Awesome Places!
I received one of the annual Trustees Awards at Forbes Library, here in Northampton, for my mural in the children's department. I w...
Catching up on fan mail. I might not be able to reply to every post, but I do reply to every letter that young readers send me. (...
Beachgoers. That beautiful architecture of downtown Northampton, MA... We found a drag...
It's Ben Hatke!
How much fun it was to spend the weekend with Ben Hatke and watch our daughters become friends. If your kids haven't read the Zita...
Scholastic Reading Summit
A HUGE thank you to everyone who was there at the Scholastic Reading Summit in Houston! So nice to see old friends & make new ones....
Monday, June 12, 2017
An impromptu coffee with Lisa Yee. We drew each other. My little girl, her new haircut and Wonder Woman Legos on a Sunday mornin...
Monday, June 05, 2017
Check out this awesome robot that a student drew based on the cover of Lunch Lady and the Cyborg Substitute!
Two Sleepy Pugs
Pugs sleeping on couches.
Comics Squad: Detention! Trailer
Here it is! The book trailer for COMICS SQUAD: DETENTION! On bookshelves everywhere on July 4th!
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...
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