Peanut Butter & Cupcake! (The Musical)

When I’m not writing novels or editing books, once in a while I’m a bookwriter for musicals. The photograph is from a workshop of Peanut Butter & Cupcake! (The Musical), based on the picture book written and illustrated by Bent Objects by Terry Border. Brad Ross is the composer, Christiana Cole is the lyricist, and Brandon Santoro directed. The actors were fantastic, and we had a great time seeing the musical on its feet. It will be performed this summer at Interlakes Children’s Theatre in New Hampshire, and I can’t wait!

Sparkle Spa 10’s Birthday!

June 20, 2017 was the book birthday of the tenth and final book in the Sparkle Spa series, Glam Opening. I’ve been working on these books now for almost exactly five years. Kare Nagel at SimonKIDS sent me an email asking if I wanted to send her sample pages for a series she had an idea for on June 29, 2012. It’s been so much fun sparkling with her and the whole crew at Aladdin since then. I will always be grateful to them for giving me the opportunity to bring Aly, Brooke, and all the characters in this world to life.

A Reading List on The Stripe

I loved the review of The Light We Lost that was part if the reading list on The Stripe. My favorite lines were: “Oh my goodness – if you read one book this month, make this be it” and “[I]t felt so real and true (and reminded me of stories so many of my married friends have told me), and I will just say that I sobbed the entire last chapter. It’s an absolute must read.” (I loved the Sex and the City reference in the review, too…) If you want to read the whole thing you can click here: