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Philly Diversity Conference: Telling the Story of All of Us

If you’re near Philadelphia this weekend, come to “Telling the Story of All of Us: Books for a Modern World”, a conference celebrating diversity in middle grade and young adult literature!

On Saturday, Nov. 14 and Sunday, Nov. 15, panels will feature many authors, including Sonia Manzano (Becoming Maria),  I.W. Gregorio (None of the Above), Shaun Hutchinson (The Five Stages of Andrew Brawley), Corinne Duyvis (Otherbound), and more!

I’ll be moderating a discussion of “The Author’s Journey and the Author’s Responsibility” on Sunday from 3:45-4:45 p.m. at Friends’ Central School in Wynnewood, PA, followed by a signing and reception. My books will be available for purchase, as will all the other authors — courtesy of Children’s Book World, the excellent hosts of the events. Buy books to support them and our diverse authors!

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The Silence of Six at BEA

PrintWill you be at Book Expo America in NYC next week? On Wednesday, May 27, come by Table 11 from 3:00 to 3:30 p.m. and I will sign copies of The Silence of Six!

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This is my first time at BEA, and I’m really excited!


Previously Recorded at the Writers House

The YA Writers episode of LIVE at the Writers House is now online! I don’t like listening to recordings of myself, but if you want to hear me read from my story “Kiss and Kiss and Kiss and Tell” in Kaleidoscope: Diverse Science Fiction and Fantasy Stories, check out episode 111 here.

You can listen to the whole program (1 hour) — hosted by Michaela Majoun and featuring YA authors Katherine Locke, Eric Smith, Lauren Saft, Tiffany Schmidt, I.W. Gregorio, and me, as well as the musical stylings of Birdie Busch — or just my bit (7 minutes). This is one of the best events I’ve participated in, and I’m grateful to Eric and LIVE producer Alli Katz for making that possible.

From left to right: Me, I.W. Gregorio, Tiffany Schmidt, Katherine Locke, Eric Smith, Lauren Saft (swiped from


do you like puzzles?


The Silence of Six is full of puzzles for Max and his hacker friends to solve. If you think you have what it takes to be a hacker, play this digital scavenger hunt inspired by the book, hosted by Adaptive! The grand prize is an Xbox One, and there are prize packs with signed books, hoodies, masks, and a uniquely themed USB drive.

The game is afoot, beginning today and running through March 15! You will get your first clue from awesome booktuber Regan in her video below. Be sure to follow @AdaptiveBooks on Twitter for rules and updates! Good luck!


new book deal: AGAINST ALL SILENCE

Exciting publishing news I can share now that it’s official: I’m writing a sequel to The Silence of Six, titled Against All Silence, for Adaptive Books! I’m very excited to tell the next part of Max’s story and work with everyone at Adaptive again. These books are technically standalone (because I have feels about cliffhanger endings), but you’ll see some recurring characters (yes, her, and also, her), so feel free to read the first book or its free prequel if you like.

Here’s the announcement from Publishers Marketplace: