News! Publication set for THIS APPEARING HOUSE

Hi all! I’m thrilled to announce that Katherine Tegen Books/Harper Collins is going to be publishing my next middle grade spooky book in the Summer of 2022! It’s called THIS APPEARING HOUSE and for maximum effect, say it outloud. Cool, right? I’m really excited about this book, friends, because not only do I love a… Continue reading News! Publication set for THIS APPEARING HOUSE

Our Faultless Stars: What John Green Got Wrong

So I finally did it. I read The Fault in Our Stars, easily once of the most beloved novels by one of the most beloved novelists. I didn’t read it earlier because I feared that my own cancer story would make me biased. I worried that I wouldn’t be able to give it a fair… Continue reading Our Faultless Stars: What John Green Got Wrong

Van Gogh Painted the Sky Last: Thoughts on John Grochalski’s Winedrunk Sidewalk

So that’s a photo of a van Gogh painting that hung in the recent exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s new location, MET BRUER, called Unfinished: Thoughts Left Visible. The whole exhibit was really fantastic but this painting really floored me. Because van Gogh painted the sky last. Last. Something about this strikes me… Continue reading Van Gogh Painted the Sky Last: Thoughts on John Grochalski’s Winedrunk Sidewalk