Book: Deadly Flowers

The Speech

Posted by on Sep 7, 2017 in Book: Deadly Flowers, Educators & Librarians, Japanese Demons, Ninjas | 0 comments

Deadly Flowers

Deadly Flowers won a snazzy award from the Wisconsin Library Association, which I am so very happy about…but maybe we can all sit around in a circle and read the book instead of me having to get up and talk about it?

It is so weird that I can happily work away at a novel for years, but ask me to write a speech about how or why I wrote said novel and my insights into the writing process and what it makes me think about the human condition, and all I want to do is crawl under my desk whimpering. Why is that?

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Deadly Flowers Wins Wisconsin Award!

Posted by on Jul 7, 2017 in Book: Deadly Flowers, Educators & Librarians, Japanese Demons, Ninjas, Reviews | 0 comments

Deadly Flowers

Giddy dancing and excitement around here, because Deadly Flowers has won the 2017 Elizabeth Burr/Worzalla Award, given by the Wisconsin Library Association for “distinguished achievement in children’s literature!”

So delighted. I’ll get to go to a library conference in the scenic Wisconsin Dells and speak to numerous sagacious and exceptional librarians. Can’t wait!

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What Reviewers Are Saying

Posted by on May 8, 2017 in Book: Deadly Flowers, Reviews | 0 comments

Deadly Flowers

Deadly Flowers

…about Deadly Flowers:

“As [Kata] learns to rely on her new traveling companions and others who reach out to help them along the way, she begins to question some of her long held beliefs. Rather than trusting no one, she learns to decipher who is trustworthy, and instead of blind obedience to a master, she starts to wonder if freedom from any master is possible. This journey through feudal Japan and its hero folklore is reminiscent of some of Lloyd Alexander’s works. Ninja fans and others will fall in love with this daring, determined, and silent warrior.”
–Children’s Literature

“This is a great fantasy/historical/adventure mashup of a book. And I love that it is a female protagonist that has to think, act, and save the day. Seriously, this is one great adventure story. Just watch out for all those pesky (and sometimes evil) demons.”
Provo City Library, Provo, Utah

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Fun and Games

Posted by on Apr 13, 2017 in Book: Deadly Flowers, Educators & Librarians, Events | 0 comments

Screen Shot 2017-03-22 at 3.51.18 PMIt’s so much fun to imagine libraries all over the U.S. filled with eager girl ninjas figuring out rope puzzles, finding clues in the stacks, and eating Pocky! Download your copy of the ninja library game for Deadly Flowers!

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