When I was a little girl, my mother taught me how to sew. We would sit together at my grandmother's antique Singer, and she'd show me how to make doll clothes and tote bags and even dresses for myself. She taught me embroidery stitches and crochet, and some knitting that I've long forgotten. But at a young age I discovered there was more to my creations than just fabric. I could pick up a half-finished piece of needlework and remember the song that was playing the last time I'd held it in my hand.

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HIDDEN MEMORY...coming to a screen near you?

Back in October, the news went public: The Hidden Memory of Objects has been optioned for television! [Read the announcement in Variety here.]
"Great news!" everyone says, "So that means there will be a TV SHOW!?!?"
Well, maybe! 

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The Museum of Heartbreak: An Interview with Meg Leder

I had the great fortune to interview Meg Leder, author of THE MUSUEM OF HEARTBREAK, a YA contemporary novel published by Simon Pulse/Simon & Schuster. This interview originally appeared on the 2017 debut author group website.

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The Curse of Macbeth!

I really enjoyed talking with KPBS's Beth Accomando about the Curse of the Scottish Play on a recent episode of her Cinema Junkie podcast. Fun curse stories ahead...

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B-Fest 2016!

I had a wonderful time talking about YA with authors Bethany Dykman Crandell and Laura Tims at the first annual B-Fest. We had a great time at the La Mesa Barnes&Noble, talking about "Why YA?" with a lovely and responsive audience. Many thanks to all those who came out, and to the terrific organizers at B&N!


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