Spreading the Word: Empathy

Posted Dec 10 2012 in , , , , , , , , ,

Ever since SEND was released last August, I’ve been talking about bullying and ways to help end it.  Last week, I had the great pleasure of addressing my day job colleagues at a Lunch & Learn event. Every month, our Parenting Network schedules a different hour for parents looking to benefit from the experiences of […]

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Guest Post on Joy Preble’s Blog

Posted Sep 19 2012 in , , , , ,

The lovely Joy Preble – also a Sourcebooks author! — has invited me to take over her blog. Come on over and say hi!

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SEND Cover Reveal!!!

Posted Mar 30 2012 in , , , , , , , , , ,

SQUEE! ! ! ! Please forgive the abuse of exclamation points but SEND HAS A COVER AND IT’S THE MOST BEAUTIFUL THING EVAH! Behold… Do you love it?!? Tell me you love it. Lie to me if you must. It’s really happening. My precious is A REAL BOOK! *happy dance* I um… *coughs*… went a […]

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Colorado Teens Tell Peers – “We’re Here to Help”

Posted Feb 9 2012 in , , , , , , ,

We’re six months away from the release of my novel, SEND, a story about a former bully learning to cope with the suicide he caused when he was thirteen. When I began writing SEND, the plot was made up — born partly from my own fears as a mother of teens and partly from an […]

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In Memory of Jamie Rodemeyer

Posted Sep 24 2011 in , , , , , , ,

The following blog post was written by my oldest son, Rob, and pre-empts this weekend’s usual chocolate post because the subject is too important to trivialize. I warn you – this is not easy to read and as Rob’s mother, I promise you, it’s even harder to bear because each time I read it, I […]

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