October 2023

SCBWI Blog: CURES FOR LONELINESS: Writing & Illustrating Disability

  Becoming chronically ill with ME/CFS and POTS in 2018-19 radically changed my life and writing. Above all, it has brought isolation. What I’ve noticed from others with various disabilities is that isolation is common, whether from our disability or from prejudice and lack of accessibility. While most of our disabilities are not curable, loneliness… Read more »

2023 Stonewall Book Award Speeches

  In 2023, the American Library Association (ALA) awarded Love, Violet the Stonewall Book Award – Mike Morgan and Larry Romans Children’s Literature Award. This was the honor of a lifetime! And it means many more children will enjoy Love, Violet — in spite of all the soft censorship and book bans. Illustrator Charlene Chua and I… Read more »