LOTS of lovely things have been happening with my new MG novel, THE TIME OF THE FIREFLIES as well as FORBIDDEN, my debut Young Adult novel with Harpercollins, the first in a trilogy. I'm completely thrilled and excited and bowled over.
BOTH Forbidden and The Time of the Fireflies have been named as Finalists for the Association of Mormon Letters of Art Award and Finalists for the Whitney Award in the Middle-Grade and Young Adult categories!!
Also . . .
A mom and her 9-year-old daughter, Katie, interviewed me recently. Find out about my personal experiences with Cajun traiteurs, The Island of the Dolls, and the diversity question in my book: