News & Events

2019-2020 Events

Saturday, December 21st at 11 am. Event with Ali Standish, author of Bad Bella, at McIntyre’s Books in Pittsboro, NC. More information here.

2019 News

I, Cosmo is a Waterstones Paperback of the Year for 2019!

I, Cosmo is the Waterstones Children’s Book of the Month for September! Read all about it here.

I, Cosmo received a starred review from Kirkus!

I, Cosmo received a stellar review in the August 2019 Children’s and YA previews in The Bookseller! Here’s what Fiona Noble had to say: “By turns moving and hilarious… I adored this, a genuine feel-good delight with the most lovable animal narrator I’ve read in ages.”

I, Cosmo in BookExpo 2019 profile, Publishers Weekly

I, Cosmo in the Fall 2019 Children’s Sneak Previews, Publishers Weekly


I, Cosmo announcement in The Bookseller


*If Birds Fly Back UK Tour*

Wednesday, July 26th at 7pm – York, England
Waterstones York with Jennifer E. Smith
15 Coney Street, York

Thursday, July 27th at 7pm – Lancashire, England
Storytellers, Inc. with Jennifer E. Smith
7 The Crescent, St. Annes, Lancashire

Saturday, July 29th at 9:15am – London, England
New Voices Panel at YALC Festival with Alice Broadway, Gemma Fowler, Carlie Sorosiak, Vic James, Karen M. McManus, Ed McDonald, Josh Martin, and Hayley Barker, chaired by Katherine Webber

Tuesday, August 1st at 6:30pm – Dublin, Ireland
Eason O’Connell Street with E. Lockhart, Jennifer E. Smith and Karen McManus
40 O’Connell Street, Dublin

Paste Magazine names Birds as one of their 10 Best New Young Adult Reads for June 2017

If Birds Fly Back is a LoveReading4Kids Featured Book for Young Readers

If Birds Fly Back is a 2017 B.I.T. (Before It’s Trendy) Pick at Changing Hands Bookstore

B&N Teen Blog Names If Birds Fly Back as one of their Most Anticipated for June

Birds makes Barnes & Noble’s 2017 YA Pre-Order guide

WHSmith names If Birds Fly Back as one of the 2017 YA books they can’t wait to read

YA Yeah! Yeah! Top 10 Tuesday featuring Birds

Macmillan UK MyKindaBook blog – Meet Our 2017 Authors

My interview with Janet McNally for The Sweet Sixteens

My debut club interview with Karen Fortunati 

My US cover reveal on Pop! Goes the Reader