The Newest News

The Newest News

I’m thrilled to share that
you can now pre-order my novel,
Jobs for Girls with Artistic Flair,

on Amazon,, Barnes & Noble, and elsewhere.

It’s forthcoming from Pamela Dorman Books
(an imprint of Penguin Random House)
on the first day of summer, June 21, 2022.

In other news:

Like many working mothers, my work got pushed to the margins starting March 16, 2020—the day Covid-19 shuttered classrooms. For the next 18 months, my days were spent homeschooling and supervising distance learning for two young children (sometimes four—mine plus a friend’s); working when possible, and crying. Just kidding. Kind of.

It is surpassingly strange that THIS was the time my novel sold to Pamela Dorman Books, but it did. I’m so proud of the work I did in the year that followed, waking up before dawn to revise that novel, hellbent on making it so good that someone would stay up past midnight reading it.

And you know what? I haven’t written much of anything else. There is a corresponding gap in my blog, in my publications list, in my resume.

I’m not ashamed of it. That gap stands as a monument to those eighteen weary months.

In that gap is tremendous love. 

As of September 2021, my kids are finally back in a classroom. The Newest News is not an essay or a story or a speaking engagement. It’s REST. I know I will start to write new things again very soon. And I am staying quiet for a bit, so that when I do start writing, I have something worth saying.

Cheers & love,







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