Archive for March, 2015

For My Readers.
March 25, 2015

I’ve been receiving fan letters lately not only thanking me for writing IF YOU FIND ME, but for highlighting America’s wild horses and burros — people who had no idea the issue of wild equine capture and slaughter existed.

Those signing the petitions I share on Facebook alongside me, *thank you*. I’ve always believed we should use our voices for the greater good — for the voiceless, whether human or animal.

I love being an author, and I love how my authordom gives me a voice off the page and a chance to share worthy causes.

So … THANK YOU for reading, for writing me, and for using your voice to make the world a brighter place.

This is my fan letter to YOU. ❤️

And What Arrived In The Mail, Today …
March 23, 2015

… Along with a bunch of fair brochures and two large posters? ❤️





IF YOU FIND ME nominated for the 2015 German Children’s Literature Award.
March 23, 2015

So honored to announce that IF YOU FIND ME, or as it’s titled in Germany, IF YOU FIND US, is one of six books nominated for the 2015 German Children’s Literature Award by the independent young adult jury.

Results will be announced in October, at the Frankfurt Book Fair.

So excited and so grateful!

A huge thanks to the jury and to my German young adult readers.

As the only female nominee in this category, I’m also proud to represent female writers of young adult fiction.


“The German Children’s Literature Award (Deutscher Jugendliteraturpreis) is a prize for works of fiction sponsored by the German Federal Ministry for Families, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth. It has been awarded annually since 1956 by a jury of literature specialists and critics in four categories: picture book, children’s book, young adult book and non-fiction. In addition, since 2003 an independent young adult jury gives its own award.”…