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What Girls Are Made Of- Elana K Arnold

WHAT GIRLS ARE MADE OF is long listed for the National Book Award

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Today something amazing happened. The longlist for the National Book Award  in Young People’s Literature was announced, and WHAT GIRLS ARE MADE OF was included. You can see the whole list here. I am absolutely floored to see WHAT GIRLS ARE MADE OF in such luminous, brilliant company. This book, this weird, uncomfortable little book, cost me …

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BAT DAY!

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Today, at long last, is BAT Day! In celebration, I want to share this essay about BAT. Welcome to the world, Bixby Alexander Tam!

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A New Interview

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I had the pleasure of being interviewed by The Booking Biz, where I am represented by Sarah Azibo, who helps connect me with schools, libraries, and writers’ conferences. You can read the interview here. And, here are some photos of the pets I reference. Enjoy!

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Eggs and Death and Miracles

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On Thanksgiving night, my dad died. Here we are, together.  This is a picture of my bird, Bird. Bird came to us from a friend. Bird flew into her yard one day. Bird is a gold-capped conure. Male and female gold-capped conures look exactly the same. A genetic test, we were told, would be the …

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