Showing posts from April, 2019

Lists for Last Day on Mars!

Even though it first hit the shelves two years ago now, LAST DAY ON MARS continues to appear on different state and literary lists. I'm so thrilled and humbled by this recognition: Booklist  50 Best Middle Grade Novels of the 21st Century American Library Association LITA Excellence in Children's and YA Science Fiction Notable List 2018  Texas TXLA Lone Star Reading List 2018 Vermont DOL Dorothy Canfield Fisher Book Award Nominee 2018-19 (This website also has a discussion guide for all the books, including great questions, links, and study ideas for LDOM) New Hampshire YALS Isinglass Teen Read Award Nominee 2018-2019 New Jersey Garden State Children's Book Award Nominee 2020 South Carolina SCASL Junior Book Award Nominee 2019-2020 Wisconsin State Reading Association Just One More Page Recommendation List 2018 Cybils Award Finalist 2017 Japan International Schools Sakura Medal Nominee 2018

Back from the (un)Dead: The Oliver & Emalie Song

Way back in 2008, I wrote a song about my first book, Oliver Nocturne: The Vampire's Photograph. It used to be on my old website but when I changed sites I lost the file. Over the years, fans have asked me whatever happened to that song, and just recently someone found it on Youtube. Here it is! Crazy to hear this a decade later. Also can you tell I was listening to A LOT of Elliott Smith at the time?