And Now for Something Completely Different

February 14,2019
October 1, 2019, is the publication date for my newest book, The Book Rescuer: How a Mensch from Massachusetts Saved Yiddish Literature for Generations to Come (Paula Wiseman Books/Simon & Schuster), illustrated by Stacy Innerst. It's the true story of Aaron Lansky, who started collecting Yiddish books when he realized that

Upcoming Webinar!

November 1,2018
This Sunday, I'll be giving a webinar through the Maryland/ Delaware/ West Virginia chapter of the SCBWI titled "Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Picture Research." During the 90-minute session I'll relate some of my own adventures in picture research, and will highlight my "go-to" image sources as well

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