May 2017

New York for Bank Street Awards

It’s been so much fun to be back in New York! I’m here for the Bank Street College Cook Prize and Irma Black Award ceremony. The event took place this morning at their campus on 112th Street, and it was a blast! All the speeches were heartwarming, the keynote by Steven Savage was hilarious, and… Read more »

New book contract

I have a new picture book coming! What Is It Like to Live on an Island? is coming in April 2019 from Little Bigfoot Books, the publisher of Journey. This one stems from my fascination with islands. I’ll be heading to the San Juan Islands this summer, in fact, to enjoy the views from the… Read more »

Cook Prize, SONWA award, and Crystal Kite

I am thrilled to share the news that Journey is the winner of the Cook Prize! I will be in New York next week, at Bank Street College, at the award ceremony. More info here. I am also extremely grateful to Northland College, in Wisconsin, for honoring Journey with the Sigurd Olson Nature Writing Award, in… Read more »