Word Count

I added a lot of words to my WIP.


Dianne with bike

Took the bike out of winter storage and got some exercise.

Skype w GA book club 2

Skyped with a middle school book club in Georgia.

Troybery poster

Found out I was voted first runner-up for a Mock Newbery by the middle school students in Troy, Michigan. (Came in behind Holly Black & Cassandra Clare and ahead of Neal Shusterman. Woot!)


Made it onto a prestigious Florida state list!

Guest Room

Cleaned out a messy spare room and transformed it into a guest room for our cat, Luna. Just kidding. She only thinks it’s hers. This is for a foreign exchange student we’ll be hosting this summer.

Book Shelves

Cheered on my husband as he assembled and installed these shelves, including cutting the crown molding himself, nailing it in, and staining it to match the shelves. Then I put the books in.

PSLA 2015 Conference

Presented at the Pennsylvania School Librarian’s Conference with the KidLit Author Club

Books of Wonder on mic

Went to NYC to be on a panel at Books of Wonder with Michael Northrop, Paul Durham, Matt Myklusch, and Josh Lieb


PHEW! How did you spend the last month?