Personalized Preorders available now!


This book hits shelves in less than a month, and I cannot wait for you to see this small gift Lucy and I have made for you. And for your kids! Your teacher! Your best friend! This book is perfect for anyone you love, truly.

Over the weekend, on Small Business Saturday, I spend a couple hours at one of my favorite indie bookstores, giving out book recommendations and helping customers browse. It was such fun! I hand-sold Who Was Alexander Hamilton? and Race to the Bottom of the Sea, talked with a kid about the Wonder movie. The best part was seeing a family from my school, and the dad asking me if it was in my life contract to never be more than five feet from a book.

Pretty much.

This magical store? Diesel, a Bookstore–right in the heart of the Brentwood Country Mart here in Los Angeles. It’s a great stop if you are in the area, but if you aren’t, here’s something I’m so excited to offer: signed and personalized books, shipped straight to you!

Click here to preorder This Is Not a Valentine.

Click here to preorder Everything You Need for a Treehouse.


Preorders are very helpful for authors, but even better, you get an unexpected surprise in the mail when the books are ready. Everyone loves surprise book mail, right?

Happy (in just a few weeks and just a few months) reading!


2017 Middle Grade Debuts


Look at all of those beautiful books! Each of these book covers has a lovely author (sometimes two!) behind it, and I am so lucky to be debuting a book with this bunch. If you just can’t wait to spend some holiday money, a preorder of one or all of these is a wonderful idea. Treat your shelf!

You can find us chatting books at both of these hashtags on Twitter: #mgdebuts + #2017mgdebuts. Come join us!

Want to download a flier for yourself or your favorite local bookstore or library? Click here.

Speaking of favorite local bookstores, I am honored to have partnered with my friends at Once Upon a Time Bookstore to offer autographed copies of my book. If you’d like to preorder a copy of A Rambler Steals Home, just call (818-248-9668) or stop in.

Additional preorder links here, but don’t forget your local bookstores. They are doing important work!


Happy New Year to you and yours, and happy reading!