Monthly Archives: March 2013

The Story Behind the Cover

Ever wonder what’s behind some of your favorite book covers? Who was the artist? Is that a real or Photoshopped setting? Did the author get a say in how the model looked? I recently wrote a short piece about the … Continue reading

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The Story Behind A Girl Called Problem

My wonderful agent, Sara Crowe, asked me to write a short piece about the origins of A Girl Called Problem. The full story is on Sara’s blog, Crowe’s Nest. Here’s a short excerpt to get you started: I moved to Tanzania, East … Continue reading

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Kirkus Starred Review

            A Girl Called Problem just received a starred review from Kirkus, a distinction which they reserve for books of “exceptional merit.” Here’s what they had to say: “Thirteen-year-old healer Shida (Swahili for “problem”) can’t save 6-year-old … Continue reading

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Cover Preview

A Girl Called Problem, Katie’s middle-grade novel set in Tanzania, will be released on April 1st! Here’s a sneak peek at the cover: We’ve thrown together some great online extras to go along with the book: videos, discussion questions for … Continue reading

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