Peeking Behind the Curtains of Book Research

I get asked a lot about my research process which is a whole other series of posts, probably. But I do a lot of googling as I write, and I wanted to share a list of things I've googled the last two writing sessions as I work on Book 2 of the Balloonmakers. These are all … Continue reading Peeking Behind the Curtains of Book Research

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Five Great Books to Read While You Wait for The Girl with the Red Balloon

The Girl with the Red Balloon is out in 36 days (!!!) so if you haven't preordered, please consider doing so now! Preorders make a huge difference for authors. Or if you're waiting for one of my events, that's great too! I'm excited to meet a lot of you this fall! But if you've anxiously … Continue reading Five Great Books to Read While You Wait for The Girl with the Red Balloon

A Few Thoughts on Responsibility and Intent in Approaching History in Historical YA

Last week I wrote a review, essay, analysis, whatever you’d like to call it about a historical YA that played loose and fast with history, with disastrous, antisemitic and problematic results. And I don’t think that’s particularly uncommon, unfortunately, in historical fiction or books that use history as a base for exploring something else, like … Continue reading A Few Thoughts on Responsibility and Intent in Approaching History in Historical YA