Places To Go and Books To Read

Hi everyone! I’m about halfway through my book tour, so just dropping in for a quick hello to mention the events coming up in the next week! Guess where I am now? That’s right — Seattle!  My first visit here, and it’s such a cool city!  Tomorrow — Sunday, March 6! — I’m doing my one event in the Seattle . . .

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Announcing a Shiny NEW Extra Wings of Fire Book! Surprise!

Hello lovely readers! I have some news! Exciting news, I think—I hope you’ll think so! (This is the big announcement I referred to in the Wings of Fire forums chat!) But let’s start with the part you won’t be excited about: Book Nine is not coming out this summer. ACK! I know! Despair! But wait! HERE’S WHY. As some of . . .

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2016 Resolutions: Sleep More (Normally), Write More (Consistently), Snuggle More (with Bears!)

Hello lovely everyone! Happy New Year! 2016 is so exciting already!  Perhaps most exciting for me is the fact that Wings of Fire Book Six: Moon Rising is a finalist for a 2015 Cybils Award in the Middle Grade Speculative Fiction category.  Check out the other finalists in the category, or go here for the full list of finalists — it’s pretty amazing! . . .

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Peril Is Upon Us! Everybody Run! (To Your Nearest Bookstore!) (In, Like, Two Weeks, I Mean, Not Right This Second) (But SOON!)

Hi everyone! GUESS WHAT?  Book Eight is almost here!  And by “almost” I mean even closer than we thought it would be — because it’s coming out a week early!  That’s right, you don’t have to wait all the way until January…the new release date is DECEMBER 29!!!  That’s only two weeks away!  YEEEP!  Oh goodness, I hope you all . . .

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Odds and Ends and a Boston Event!

Hello everyone! First, and most importantly, for anyone in the Boston area, I’ll be doing an event at the Watertown Free Library this coming Saturday, October 24, at 2pm!  This is almost certainly my last event for 2015 (I need to seriously hibernate to focus on writing!), which means it’s your last chance to hear a sneak peek of Book Eight: Escaping . . .

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Into the Wild Blue Yonder, i.e. Michigan / Wisconsin

Hi everyone! Just a quick post before I get on a plane today to remind you all that I’m going to be in MICHIGAN! on WEDNESDAY! doing a bunch of school visits and a thrilling BARNES AND NOBLE EVENT which I hope some of you Michigan FanWings can come to!  Wednesday, October 7th!  At 6pm!  At the Livonia Barnes & Noble, 17111 Haggerty . . .

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Monsters Named Mary, Dogs Named Banana, Mapmakers, Shadowshapers, and More

Hi lovely readers! So as I’ve mentioned, a few weekends ago I zipped off to Decatur, Georgia, for the 2015 Decatur Book Festival, which it turns out is enormous and amazing!  I wish I could have been there longer so I could have gone to other panels — there were so many authors I adore there. But I was lucky . . .

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A Window Full of Dragons!

Oh my goodness, everyone.  Would you like to see maybe the most amazing thing I’ve ever seen? !!!!!  That is the current window of the largest independent bookstore in France, Le Furet de Lille, which is also clearly THE GREATEST BOOKSTORE IN THE WORLD, with the most brilliant window designers.  🙂  Isn’t it beautiful?  So many dragons!  Giant wall of . . .

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Sheboygan, Here I Come!

Hi everyone! If you’ve checked out my Events page or follow me on Facebook, you may already know that I am heading to Wisconsin next month for the totally wonderful-sounding Sheboygan Children’s Book Festival!  Have you seen the adorable video they made yet? SCBF 2015 Video I can’t wait to go hang out with Wisconsin readers and all these awesome . . .

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Return of the Blog :)

Hello favorite readers! I know, I know — where have I BEEN?  Why have I FORSAKEN you?  Did Peril EAT me?  How is it SEPTEMBER ALREADY?  (Answers:  In my office or the pool!  I swear I haven’t!  Basically yes!  and I KNOW!) Let’s see, what have I actually been doing for the last three months . . . June:  I . . .

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