2016-wordstock_square-600x600-240x240 I’m so thrilled to once again be a part of Portland’s premier book event. I’ll be doing a pop up reading of The Turn of the Tide at the Portland Art Museum I spent a terrific afternoon scouting locations founknownr it. With a little luck I’ll be able to involve a little bit of audience participation art as well.

But the big excitement is that I will be moderating a panel with the authors of these lovely books: local writer Kathleen unknownLane who wrote The Best Worst Thing and National Book Award nominee Jason Reynolds who wrote Ghost. We will chat about the joys and particular challenges of writing realistic fiction for young readers. It will be at 4:15 in the Miller Gallery of the Portland Art Museum. It’s going to be a day full of inspiring book talk. I hope you can join us Saturday November 5th at the Portland Art Museum!