New Book Title, Cover, & Decade

The editors at Godwin Books have chosen one of my alternate titles for my new book – THE GIRL WHO BUILT A SPIDER. I like it! Flavia Sorrentino, a lovely artist from Roma, has created this beautiful and dynamic cover for it. I like it! This book about young inventors and climate change and robots…

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It’s The Final Countdown

My next novel – THE FANTASTIC INVENTIONS OF DR. FLAX – drops March 21, 2023. Wahooooooo! I’m counting the days (253)! Here’s the link to its page on Macmillan: https://us.macmillan.com/books/9781250165800 I’m really excited about this one. It’s the story of three kids who win the Charleston County Middle School Science Fair and get to spend…

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Why Are Titles So Hard?

The title of my next novel will be The Fantastic Inventions of Dr. Flax. Maybe. This title is currently being debated in meetings behind the doors of Godwin Books, an imprint of Henry Holt Books For Young Readers, which is owned by Macmillan Books. I am not invited to these meetings. Authors rarely are and…

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