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Stand on the Sky

Forthcoming March 2019

Thirteen-year-old Aisulu has never been her family's golden child: that's her older brother, Serik. But when Serik falls critically ill, the family rallies around him -- leaving Aisulu on the outside.


But Aisulu also has a secret:  her last adventure with Serik left a baby golden eagle orphaned in its nest.  If she can save the eagle and win a place among Mongolia's eagle hunters, Aisulu might also be able to reshape her family -- and save Serik's life. 


A middle-grade with a classic feel, a tale of adventure and heroism, healing and hope, STAND ON THE SKY will leave your heart soaring.  


March 5, 2019, from HMH Books For Young Readers.  

The Scorpion Rules

Prisoners of Peace Book One

Named the Canadian Library Association Book of the Year for Young Adults 

Winner of the Monica Hughes Award for best science fiction or fantasy in Canada.  

Named a Best Book of 2015 by Kirkus, Barnes and Nobel, Chapters/Indigo, The Globe and Mail, the CBC, and the Chicago Public Library, among others.

A smart and twisty science fiction adventure about a world kept at peace -- and the people who pay the price. 

The Swan Riders

Prisoners of Peace Book Two

Robots on horses, orbital weapons, and big questions about what it means to have power, and what it means to be human.



"A fascinating follow-up and stunning story that is a must-read for fans of the first volume."-- SLJ (starred review)


"An exploration of power, corruption, and compassion ... and also a sharp science-fiction novel of a weirdly plausible future." –Kirkus (starred review)


Sept 2016 from McElderry Books at Simon & Schuster


Sorrow's Knot





"At the very edge of the world live the Shadowed People.  And with them live the dead." A ghost story about the ties that bind us together, and what happens to the things we can't let go.  

"Heart-squeezing." Quill & Quire (starred review)

"Riveting."  –National Reading Campaign

"Not to be missed." –Kirkus (starred review)

"Quite literally, a book that will haunt you." -Tamora Pierce


Named a Best Book of 2013 by Kirkus and Quill &Quire,

Winner of the Monica Hughes Award for best science fiction or fantasy novel in Canada.   


November 2013 from Arthur. A Levine Books at Scholastic. 


Plain Kate





"Anything but plain, full of poetry, magic, sorrow and joy, and featuring the most delightful talking cat in all of literature.  An outstanding novel."  - Meg Rosoff

"A stunning debut fantasy." -Hornbook (starred review)

"Beautiful, heart-rending, and unforgettable." -Tamora Pierce

"An outstanding novel."  -New York Times

"Such gorgeous gorgeousness!"-Laini Taylor

"Beautiful and haunting, tragic and lovely." -Children’s Book News 


Winner of Canada's top award for children's literature, the TD.


September 2010 from Arthur A. Levine Books at Scholastic


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