November 4, 2019

I am so excited to announce that BERNICE BUTTMAN, MODEL CITIZEN was nominated for a Sakura Medal. Here is all about this award as fround on their website:

The Sakura Medal program brings together students from international schools across Japan each year to vote for the...

November 4, 2019

I have been a member of the Society of Children's book writer's and illustrators since 2013. That was the year I wrote my very first novel. I didn't even have a completed manuscript when I attended my first conference. It was such an amazing experience, listening to au...

November 4, 2019

I am just beyond excited to announce that BERNICE BUTTMAN, MODEL CITIZEN was nominated for a Texas Bluebonnet Award! It is such an incredible honor. Twenty books were selected by Texas librarians and in January students (grades 3-6) will vote on their favorites. 

October 21, 2019

 The advanced reader copies of my 2020 book baby have arrived and they are DELICIOUS!

 The STEPMOM SHAKE-UP is a fun twist on The Parent Trap. Instead of a kid trying to get their parents together, Grace is making sure Dad and his dates stay apart! Hilarity ensues.

 This...

March 27, 2019

 Last night we launched BERNICE BUTTMAN, MODEL CIIZEN into the world!  It was an excellent time, full of cupcakes...

Cheeseballs... 

 and lots and lots of friends! I got to talk for a few minutes about how Bernice came to be, and then I answered some very fun questi...

January 4, 2019

Hello, All! I am excited to announce that my second middle grade book, TEAM GRAVY, is going to be published by Random House in the summer of 2020!  Here is the Publisher's Weekly announcement:

Caroline Abbey at Random House has bought Bernice Buttman, Model Citizen auth...

June 16, 2018

 Look at these beautiful babies!  Major author achievement unlocked!  I have advanced reader copies of my debut novel, Bernice Buttman, Model Citizen.  I can't wait to share this story with kid readers everywhere!  Official pub date is March 26th, 2019....

March 8, 2018

Bernice Buttman, Model Citizen has the cutest cover, and I am so excited for you to see it!

October 25, 2017

Being a Pitch Wars mentor has been so much fun the last couple of months.  And I've been so busy I guess I forgot to post all about my choice, the lovely and talented Shelly Steig. 

In my wish list I asked for funny middle grade novels.  Shelly's Las Vegas caper FA...

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