Some nice international honors from Japan and my home province of Ontario this past week! MASTERMINDS has been nominated for a Sakura Medal, voted on by students in international schools all across Japan. And the Ontario Library Association has chosen SLACKER as a Top Ten Best Bet. Not a bad run for the slackers and […]
52 weeks, 52 school tees. Here’s Parkway Middle School in Kissimmee, Florida, photographed on location at the school itself! A great visit; a great t-shirt. The streak continues!
This one is from West Ridge Middle School outside Austin, TX! They told me NFL great Drew Brees went here. Can anybody confirm? Drew?
Week 2 – Cullen Elementary, Glendora, CA!
Calling all MASTERMINDS fans. CLICK HERE to enter the Goodreads giveaway to win an advance reading copy of MASTERMINDS: PAYBACK, the heart-pounding conclusion to the trilogy. The clones of Project Osiris are nearing the end of their journey. It’s time to meet their makers … on March 7th!
Great news – SLACKER has been nominated for a CYBILS Award from the Children’s and Young Adult Bloggers’ Literary Awards committee! In keeping with the subject matter of the book, I’ve decided not to get too worked up about it. (Just kidding – I’m stoked.) Actually, the reason it took a couple of days to […]
In 2017, my New Year’s resolution is to honor all the awesome schools I’ve visited by wearing a different school t-shirt every week. Let’s start off with an oldie-but-goodie, Pottsville Middle School in Pottsville, Arkansas – school shirt couture at its finest. I’ve worn this one so often that my family is sick of looking […]
As we JINGLE all the way through the holidays, I want to wish my readers a wonderful holiday season and a happy, healthy 2017! It has been an amazing year with three new titles out – SLACKER, new MASTERMINDS, and the latest SWINDLE, my first holiday book ever. 2017 promises to be just as awesome, […]
Do kids still write snail-mail letters to authors? Check out my post on Scholastic’s Judy Newman blog, powered by Scholastic Reading Clubs. Remember, I was the class monitor for Reading Clubs when I wrote my first book in 7th grade – which was the main reason I sent my manuscript to Scholastic. I figured I […]
Thanks, everybody, for so many awesome wishes on my birthday yesterday! In the spirit of middle grade humor, I celebrated with a pie in the face!