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Thanks for visiting!  I write stories for a living.  Really.  I used to get in trouble for telling stories.  Now I get paid.  It’s the best job on Earth, doncha think?

Over there, to the left - that’s my latest book, THE 13th SIGN! The cover takes my breath away - I hope it does yours, too! Want to know more about the missing 13th zodiac sign? Or read an excerpt? Or even, um, order it? You can also read some reviews if you’re into that kind of thing. (Kirkus called it “the ultimate astrological fantasy.”) ALSO - there’s a QUIZ! What to know your 12-sign horoscope, your 13-sign horoscope, and which sign you most act like? Click on!

And now, THE 13th SIGN is available in paperback! HOORAY FOR FLOPPY GOODNESS! And! Until October 31, Macmillan and I are GIVING AWAY 13 classroom sets + free Skype visits to celebrate! Click over to my blog for details. And you can ALWAYS order SIGNED copies of my books at my fabulous local independent bookstore, Parnassus Books!

And right over there? That’s SELLING HOPE!  Again, another sublime cover. Lucky me! *sigh* What is SELLING HOPE about? Click to read an excerpt, read reviews (including a star from Booklist!) or order it! If you want, you could even watch a video starring, uh, me as a magician’s assistant. *blushes*

A HUGE thank you to the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, who awarded SELLING HOPE the 2011 Crystal Kite Award for the Kansas/Louisiana/Arkansas/Tennessee/Kentucky/Missouri region. Thank you, too, to the National Homeschool Book Award, who nominated SELLING HOPE as one of four finalists. (Click here to see a photo of one of the wonderful homeschool groups touring a vaudeville theatre after reading SELLING HOPE!) My gratitude also extends to the Gelett-Burgess Center for Creative Expression for naming SELLING HOPE one of the top books of 2011!

And that one?  That’s AUTUMN WINIFRED OLIVER DOES THINGS DIFFERENT from Delacorte Press/Random House, now available in paperback!    

Want to read an excerpt?  Read the reviews?  Watch the trailer?  Check out the AR stats? Or buy it?  

AUTUMN WINIFRED OLIVER DOES THINGS DIFFERENT was selected by the Tennessee State Library to represent the State of Tennessee at the 2009 National Book Festival!  AUTUMN was also nominated for the Tennessee State Book Award, 2011-2012 list!  Thank you, librarians and booksellers!  

I’m a frindie, BTW - a friend of independent bookstores. THE 13TH SIGN was on the Spring 2013 IndieNext List, and SELLING HOPE was on the Spring 2011 Kids’ IndieNext List - thank you, ABA! Click that hippie-tastic button and find the nearest locally-owned bookstore. AND! You can order a PERSONALIZED, SIGNED copy of any of my books through my local indie, the fabulous Parnassus Books!