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Hi! I’m the author of The Someday Birds (HarperCollins 2017), a book about Charlie, a bird-loving boy on a life-changing journey.

The Someday Birds:

– New York Public Library Best Book of 2017
– Dolly Gray Children’s Literature Award Winner for 2018
– Junior Library Guild Selection for 2017
– Goodreads Readers Choice Awards Semifinalist
⭐ Publishers Weekly Starred Review
⭐ Shelf Awareness Starred Review
– Five Stars from CommonSense Media
– ‘Nerdies’winner/The Nerdy Book Club

Click Here to Order THE SOMEDAY BIRDS from my local independent bookstore!

My second novel, Stanley Will Probably Be Fine, hits shelves Feb 6, 2018. Stanley’s pretty anxious, and he’s a comics trivia fanatic. He’s bravely entered Trivia Quest — a giant comics-trivia treasure hunt — to prove he can tackle his worries, score VIP passes to the big Comic Fest, and win back his ex–best friend. Along the way, he invents an imaginary superhero to help him cope.


Stanley Will PROBABLY Be Fine: — Release Date: Feb 6, 2018!

– Junior Library Guild Selection for 2018
– Kirkus Starred Review

Click Here to Pre-Order STANLEY from another fave local indie of mine!

A picture book, Benji, The Bad Day, & Me, will be out in late 2018 with Lee & Low. Sibling rivalry and neurodiversity, all wrapped in a big blue blanket. Illustrated by the great Ken Min.

For a bunch more book info, click the word “Books” in the column at left.

I’m a big advocate for neurodiversity and autism acceptance. In fact, I’m an #ownvoices writer. I once heard someone describe autism as “not a spectrum, so much as a constellation.” I love that. We are all stars shining with different lights.

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