Maya’s Story, the third book in the Backyard Witch series, is out today.
Maya has been preparing for the school spelling bee F-O-R-E-V-E-R. She spells every unusual word she hears, and even enlists her best friends, Sadie and Jess, to help her practice. But on the day of the bee, something terrible happens—Maya loses. To Sadie. Enter Ms. M, who is substituting for the school librarian. Ms. M always knows just how to make everyone feel better . . . but she also always brings a little mischief. This time it involves a library poltergeist and an imaginary chicken!
From 1998 to 2003 I was lucky enough to be part of the Riverbank Review, a new quarterly publication about children’s literature. So much of the great writing and artwork featured in the magazine has been hard to find in the years since. But thanks to the dedication of former editor Martha Davis Beck, a new site just launched featuring the complete contents of every issue of the magazine.
There’s plenty of great content on the site. Personally I contributed author profiles, book reviews (as both Christine Heppermann and Renee Victor), and special features, including a personal favorite essay, “Reading for Pleasure.”
The new site is available at www.riverbankreview.org.
Who knew it was World Poetry Day? Not me. But I’m glad that the librarians at the New York Public Library did, and that they included Poisoned Apples on this very cool list!
Also, here’s a post from Marth Mihalick’s Instgram:
I’m proud that Ask Me How I Got Here was selected for the 2017 Amelia Bloomer List. I was asked to compose a short quote about my book’s inclusion on the list:
Here’s the cover for Maya’s Story, the third book in the Backyard Witch series. It will be out this June.
Did you know I’m related to the Potato Soup Killer? All is revealed in this Epic Author Facts video.
Ask Me How I Got Here is out today! Signed copies are available from Oblong Books.
You can read an interview about the process of writing the book at Such A Novel Idea.
I’ll be reading from the book at Oblong Books on Sunday, May 8.
Other events will be posted as they are scheduled.