New Books Coming Out!

I have two new books coming out. I co-wrote Fred Korematsu Speaks Up, the first in the Fighting for Justice series, is being published by Heyday Books on January 30th. The book has already received a starred review from Kirkus Reviews. We are holding a launch event on Feb. 4th in Emeryville which is open to the public. Feel free to come along! 

My first picture book is entering the world. Sled Dog Dachshund was published by Minted Prose in October 2016. Jasper the dachshund believes he can win a big sled race - even if no one else does. His feisty spirit and creativity help lead his team to victory.  You can pre-order here.

The book has been gaining advance praise, including a review in Modern Dog Magazine. You can read more here

Recent News:

MFA Received

In January 2017 I graduated from Vermont College of Fine Arts with an MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults. I can't recommend this program highly enough, and feel honored to be part of this amazing community.

Teaching at Mendocino Writers Conference

I ran the new Writing for Middle Grade/Young Adult option at the Mendocino Writers Conference, which took place August 4th-7th. Evaluations were among the best in the history of the conference, where I received a weighted average of 4.92/5 in participant feedback.