• Contact

    ~For Readers~

    I get many requests from readers all over the country — and often other countries, too! I try my best to be helpful.

    If you have a school project, you can find out more about me by reading the author’s notes to my various books and by reading this web site. If you e-mail me or send me a letter, I may respond and/or post it in whole or part on my blog. (If I do, look for your first name, school, and/or state.)

    If you don’t hear from me right away, I am most likely very busy researching and writing my next book. Don’t wait! You might get a bad grade if you turn in your project late.

    You can send mail to me at P.O. Box 718, Moscow, PA 18444

    ~For Event Organizers~

    I find it impossible to separate my love of story from my
 love of teaching and my love of learning. I often teach graduate classes and lead writing workshops and find excuses to take classes and workshops just for fun.

    I also enjoy visiting schools as a visiting author. A school visit is like bringing a field trip to the students–without the bus ride and long admission lines!

    Each year I do a limited number of school student programs. So far, I’ve visited schools in forty-two states. I have also visited schools as far away as Bangladesh, Egypt, and Singapore!

    I also do a great deal of speaking — keynote addresses and/or other featured presentations — at conferences and conventions.

    Interested? For fees and other information (including a limited number of videoconferencing visits), please contact me OR the Houghton MIfflin or Scholastic person listed below. Below you can also find an author photo and other promotional material for publicity purposes to download.


    Other contact information:

    Literary Agent
    (for information about literary and dramatic rights only)

    Ginger Knowlton
    Curtis Brown LTD
    10 Astor Place
    New York, New York 10003

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

    Caroline Litwack


    For School Visits and State Conferences:
    Antonio Gonzales

    National Conferences:
    Lizette Serrano

    Download short bio here.

    Download Photo here.