Wednesday, September 12, 2018

The Third Mushroom Book Tour!

I will be hitting the road for THE THIRD MUSHROOM! 

10/3: Anderson’s Bookshop La Grange, IL –  7:00PM (Educator Night)

10/10: Copperfield’s Books, Petaluma, CA – 4:00PM

10/12: The Reading Bug, San Carlos, CA – 5:00PM

10/18: Kidsbooks, Vancouver, Canada – 7:00 pm (at Our Lady of Perpetual Help)

Tuesday, July 10, 2018


BABYMOUSE loves schools! So if you are an educator at a Title I school, get ready for a babymousetastic giveaway this Friday, July 10!

I will send a tweet with the hashtag #TYPICAL on Friday, and the first three educators to tweet back #BABYMOUSE will win an autographed four-book set for their school.

So get ready and don't drop your phone!

Watch out, middle school! In her second foray out of graphic novels and into middle grade, Babymouse has a smartphone, and she's not afraid to use it. . . .

Ping! Ping! The sound of texting is in the air. Everyone at middle school has a cell phone. Babymouse just has to get one, too.

But having a phone is a lot of work! Building up a following on SoFamous, learning text lingo, keeping up with all the important koala videos . . . Babymouse is ready to tear her whiskers out. Why does it suddenly feel like she has no friends? Somehow, Babymouse needs to figure out how to stop worrying and love her smartphone . . . if Locker doesn't eat it first.  


Tuesday, October 3, 2017



I will be back in my old home town, the Big Apple, talking Babymouse, Sunny, and Squish! Come see me and say "hi"!

THURSDAY, October 5

11:30PM-12:15PM Panel: Read Like a Girl: Middle-Grade Fiction for Girls (and Boys) 
Location: NYPL, Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, 476 5th Ave, Celeste Auditorium 
Moderator: Brigid Alverson 
Panelists: Laura Terry (Graveyard Shakes), Yehudi Mercado (Sci-Fu), Mark Siegel (First Second
Description: The authors behind some of your favorite middle grade graphic fiction discuss creating stories with strong, positive female characters, and the importance of overcoming the lingering perception that comics are only for boys. 

12:30PM – 1:15PM Panel: Hot Off The Press Children’s Books 
Location: NYPL, Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, 476 5th Ave, Celeste Auditorium 
Moderator: Candice Mack, LA Public Library 
Panelists: Gale Galligan (Baby Sitters Club), Tui Sutherland (Wings of Fire), Jenni Holm (Swing it, Sunny) 
Description: From Dragons to babysitters, learn about the latest graphic novels and books for kids straight from the artists and creators. Bestselling authors and emerging talent discuss why they write for kids, their creative process, and their latest projects. A perfect preview for the young and young at heart. 

1:15PM-2:00PM Hot Off The Press Signing 
Location: NYPL, Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, 476 5th Ave, Celeste Auditorium 
Authors: Laura Terry (Graveyard Shakes), Gale Galligan (Baby Sitters Club), and Jennifer Holm (Swing It, Sunny) 

2:15PM – 3:00PM Children’s Author Speed Dating 
Location: NYPL, Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, 476 5th Ave, second floor in the Cataloging room 

FRIDAY, October 6

3:15PM – 4:00PM Panel: Creating Comics with Kids! 
Location: Javits, 1C03 Family HQ 
Panelists: Talla Hurwich, Nathan Hale, George O'Connor 
Description: Kids say and think the darndest things and we plan to unleash them! Come hear their ideas and watch them come to life. Audience kids will help guide our panel of comics creators to make our own NYCC comics! Whether you come to watch and enjoy or participate, a good time will be had by all. 

SATURDAY, October 7

2:00PM–3:00PM Panel:Comics: Feeding Your Kid's Inner Mad Scientist with Creatures, Blueprints, and Brews to Make Their Minds Curdle!!! 
Location: Javits, 1C04, Family HQ 
Panelists: Jacob Chabot, Talia Hurwich, Joe Flood, Meryl Jaffe 
Description: Kids' comics breaking the science barrier! From a day in pond-scum school to the jaws of great whites and monsters of the deep, to robots and space travel, to learning about our bodies, our world, and worlds around us - comics are invading!!!! We talk about how we got here, where the heck we think we're going, and how we can use these awesome reads and adventures to motivate your own mad, kooky, crazy, curious, or reluctant inner scientist. Then we'll have a draw-off! 

SUNDAY, October 8

1:00PM–3:00PM Comic Con NYC at Books of Wonder 
Location: Books of Wonder, 217 W 84th St, New York, NY 10024 
Description: Books of Wonder celebrates New York Comic Con with host of amazing children's authors and illustrators. Including Jennifer L. Holm.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Babymouse & Sunny are headed to COMIC-CON!!!!!

It's the happiest time of the year: COMIC-CON!!!

Come see me talk Babymouse & Sunny in delightful San Diego!

Here's where you can find me:


1:00pm-2:00pm Panel: She Changed Comics
Location: Room 11

3:00pm-4:00pm Panel: Motivating Your Inner Scientist
Location: Room 25ABC


1:00pm-2:00pm Panel: Read Like a Girl: Middle-Grade Fiction for Girls (and boys)
Location: San Diego Public Library, 330 Park Blvd, San Diego, Shiley Special Events Suite

4:00pm-5:00pm Panel: Superstars in Children’s Fiction
Location: Room: 23ABC

5:30pm-6:30pm Autographing
Location: Autographing Area AA09 (Sails Pavilion on the second level)


3:30pm-4:30pm Keeping It Real
Location: Room 8

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Babymouse is heading to ... MIDDLE SCHOOL!?!?!?!

After twenty books, our little Babymouse is growing up. (Well, she had to someday, right?)

My brother, Matt, and I are so excited about Babymouse's new middle-grade series: 

Babymouse: Tales from the Locker 

Her first book is inspired by my film past (I was a tv & film producer in my previous career). 

Are you ready for LIGHTS, CAMERA, MIDDLE SCHOOL ...

And here's a sneak peak of the interior. It's got a little something for everyone ... comics, text, and a whole lot of fun!

Coming July 4 from Random House Children's Books! 

Middle school will never be Typical again!

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Introducing ... LITTLE BABYMOUSE!

Ever wonder what Babymouse was like before she got to elementary school? Well, you can find out in the NEW picture book starring LITTLE BABYMOUSE!!

It's a picture book full of cookies, cupcakes, and Christmas wishes! 

Available from Santa and fine bookstores everywhere on October 4To learn more, go HERE.