“When are you going to write a book about your kids?”

“When are you going to write a book about your kids?”

Those of you who have been following me for any amount of time are probably aware that my other job is as a stay-at-home mom to two kidlets I have called the SugarBean and Tiny Moncler outlet Doom. As is the way of life, the SugarBean now refers to herself as Jinx in certain gaming platforms, and The Doom isn’t so very tiny any more. It took me the better[...]

SUGAR SKULL book deal!

SUGAR SKULL book deal!

I’ve been sitting oh-so-patiently on this news for a month, but now I can fire off the confetti cannons, because Skyscape is going to publish SUGAR SKULL, my near-future YA/NA collaboration with fellow scribbler and smartarse Glenn Dallas. Author of TICKER and the THEATRE ILLUMINATA trilogy, Lisa Mantchev’s and debut author Glenn Dallas’s YA SUGAR SKULL, about the lead singer of an all-girl band and a renegade living in the[...]

I’ll tell you a tale of two sisters…

I’ll tell you a tale of two sisters…

I am delighted to announce that my picture book, SISTER DAY! has been acquired by Sylvie Frank at Paula Wiseman Books (Simon & Schuster) in a deal brokered by the lovely Laura Rennert of the Andrea Brown Literary Agency. Publication is set for Spring of 2016. Sonia Sánchez will be illustrating, and I am thrilled. Take a look at this lovely thing she made for another project, and be sure[...]