So, a few things have happened recently

| January 11, 2012

In case you’ve missed the tweets/Facebook posts about these things, I thought I’d put them all here for you to refer to. Last week’s #yalitchat on Twitter now has a full transcript. An abridged post, getting to the meat of the discussion and clarifying some of the conversations, will be posted soon. Susan Morris at […]

Obligatory holiday buy-my-books post

| December 20, 2011

Hey, remember how I published three books this fall? If you’re looking for great reads for the science fiction or fantasy buff in your life, you should remember Tu’s go some great books! Here are some links for you in case you need them, or go down to your local bookseller. If they don’t have […]

And now part two of the cover reveal: Cat Girl’s Day Off

| December 8, 2011

Check it out here!

Six Little Sisters by Guadalupe Garcia McCall

| December 2, 2011

Now that it’s been announced in Children’s Bookshelf, I can let you know that I have a new acquisition! Stacy Whitman at Lee & Low Books has acquired world rights to Guadalupe Garcia McCall‘s second YA novel, Six Little Sisters, scheduled for publication in fall 2012 under the Tu Books imprint. In this retelling of […]


| November 16, 2011

Hey, wanna see something cool? I know you do!

On sequels

| November 7, 2011

I’ve been reading a number of highly anticipated sequels lately, as well as editing a sequel or two myself. It has me thinking about the best ways to reintroduce your reader to your characters and plot that they may have just read last week—or maybe it’s been more than a year. How do you avoid […]

Simmons alums unite!

| October 21, 2011

In celebration of my Simmons classmate Anna Staniszewski’s new book release, I thought perhaps we could make a list of children’s and young adult books by Simmons College children’s lit program alumnae. (The women’s college is open to guys in the grad programs, but I think most of the alums who have been published are […]

What have you read lately?

| October 20, 2011

I’m currently splitting my time between two favorite authors’ newest books: James Dashner’s The Death Cure and Tamora Pierce’s Mastiff. I’m a HUGE Tamora Pierce fan. As she often says when she introduces herself at conventions, she writes about girls who kick butt. You can see a really interesting progression of feminist thought from second […]

FAQ: Muslim protagonists

| October 11, 2011

A writer asks: I recently submitted the first three chapters of my manuscript to Tu Books as per your guidelines, and I am a ball of anxiety. My MC is a Muslim girl, and while the story itself is pure historical fantasy, I am worried that you will feel a Muslim protagonist is not relatable […]

Another ebook update

| October 7, 2011

Nook readers, you can now find almost all of our books there. Tankborn and Wolf Mark are up now, and Galaxy Games: The Challengers will be up soon. Also, for those of you on iPads or other Apple devices, all three books are up (I linked Galaxy Games: The Challengers before). Here are your links! […]