Missouri Bound

December 13,2017
I'll be headed to Warrensburg, Missouri, from March 18 to 20, 2018, to take part in the 50th Annual Children's Literature Festival at the University of Central Missouri. I'm excited to be part of their fantastic lineup of authors and illustrators, and to meet and speak to hundreds of readers

See You in Chicago

June 21,2017
If you’re headed to the American Library Association annual conference in Chicago this weekend, be sure to catch me at one of these events: ***Friday, June 23, 5:45 p.m. – 6:35 p.m.: PopTop Stage: Sue Macy Presents Motor Girls ***Saturday, June 24, 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.: Signing Motor Girls

End-of-the-Year Honors

January 4,2015
2015 started off with a bang when the New York Public Library's Betsy Bird named Roller Derby Rivals to her esteemed list of 100 Magnificent Children's Books of 2014 on New Year's Day. Congratulations are in order for the team behind the book, especially its phenomenal illustrator, Matt Collins. RDR also

FREE Roller Derby Rivals Guide

September 11,2014
Holiday House school library consultant Sandy Schuckett has put together a terrific Educator's Guide for Roller Derby Rivals. You’ll find Common Core State Standards correlations, author and illustrator bios, discussion questions, writing prompts, and more. Click here to download the guide right now!

Coming Soon: Two New Books!

March 13,2014
I’m excited to announce that I have two new books coming out later this year. Roller Derby Rivals, a picture book illustrated by Matt Collins, will be in stores this July. Published by Holiday House, it’s the true story of the rivalry between female skaters Gerry Murray and Midge “Toughie” Brasuhn