Books

“Ridiculously irresistible” –KIRKUS

“A rollicking good time” –BOOKLIST

“A magical adventure!” –DAV PILKEY (creator of Captain Underpants)

I am beyond excited to share my debut middle grade novel from HarperCollins Children’s!

Maggie and Abby’s Neverending Pillow Fort is a story of best friends, ghost mooses, secret societies run by kids, guacamole lasagna, and a hidden world of pillow forts where each fort leads to another…and another…and another…

Cover Artist: Monique Dong, Designer: Jessie Gang, Editor: Elizabeth Lynch

ISBN: 978-0-06-264431-2 / Released April 3, 2018

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Don’t miss the STUNNING Audible version read by Cassandra Morris!

Six. Weeks. That’s how long Maggie’s been waiting for her best friend and partner in crime, Abby, to come home from Camp Cantaloupe. Half of summer break may have been lost, but Abby is finally heading back! Only when Abby arrives, she’s. . . different. She doesn’t want to play any of their usual epic spy games. All New Abby wants to do is talk about camp things and plan campy activities—she even has the nerve to call Maggie’s massive, award-worthy pillow fort a “cabin.”

But at least Abby’s excited to build a “cabin” of her own. And when Maggie discovers that a pillow in the back of her fort mysteriously leads right into Abby’s new one, the two friends are suddenly just an arm’s length away. Soon they’re adding links and building more forts, until Maggie looks behind one pillow too many and finds herself face to face with. . . the authorities.  Turns out their little pillow fort network isn’t the first to exist. It’s not even the second, or third, or hundredth. A massive network of linked-up pillow and sofa forts already spans the globe, and the kids who run it are not happy with Maggie and Abby. And they are not fooling around.

With just three days to pass the North American Founding and Allied Forts Alliance’s outrageous entrance tests or lose the links forever, Maggie and Abby pull out all the stops to try to save their network. But the kids on NAFAFA’s Council have their own agenda, and it just so happens Maggie’s fort might actually hold the key to a mystery that’s gone unanswered for generations. There’s only a little bit of summer left to burn, and Maggie and Abby are determined to win back their pillow fort freedom. But can their friendship—and their scrappy homemade network—survive the mission?


“It’s a sequel!”

“It’s completely silly!”

“More danger! More secret societies! More Samson!”

Hooray! It’s a follow-up adventure, Maggie & Abby and the Shipwreck Treehouse! Summer’s finally here, and Maggie and Abby are ready to track down every secret Camp Cantaloupe has. But when an accident separates them, it’ll take all their skill, planning, daring, and luck to get back to each other before they uncover one secret too many!

Cover Artist: Monique Dong, Designer: Jessie Gang, Editor: Elizabeth Lynch

ISBN: 978-0062644343 / Released August 20, 2019

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Audiobook also available again! Read by Cassandra Morris & Sisi A. Johnson!

Nine long months after being kicked out of the pillow fort networks, Maggie and Abby finally have a whole new mission to focus on–and this one starts with a return to the infamous Camp Cantaloupe.

Abby knows just how much she needs this trip after a year of big, BIG changes back home. But she also knows Maggie will never relax until they’ve solved the lingering mystery left over from last summer: the mystery of the trap door in Camp Cantaloupe’s historic Shipwreck Treehouse.

What neither of them expect, though, is for their very first night at camp to go down in Cantaloupe history. And when that trap door busts open for the first time in centuries, Abby’s going to need the help of friends both old and new to help her uncover the ultimate pillow fort truth–and get her back to Maggie’s side before Camp Cantaloupe itself gets shut down and these best of best friends get separated…for good.


“A high-stakes thrill ride. . . a refreshing twist on zombie apocalypse scenarios. . . an exhilarating adventure” -Kirkus

The secret’s out! Writing under my pen name Liam Gray, Slimed is my first ever book for Scholastic! Featuring zombie grownups! Kiddie pools of spinach! Exploding volcanos! Sunflowers! And of course slime, slime, SLIIIIIME!

Cover: Baily Crawford; Designer: Baily Crawford & Omou Barry; Editor: Jeffrey West

ISBN: 978-1-338-62072-6 / Released October 19, 2021

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Billy Hamilton wants nothing to do with school, let alone this year’s science project: submitting an experiment for the next season of TV’s “America’s Got Science.” But Billy desperately needs the extra credit, and his partner, Sam Baptiste, really wants to win so she can meet her science hero, Professor Quandary, who will be judging the competition. 

So, when Billy and Sam uncover a super-secret formula to make the World’s Most Powerful Slime, they’re confident that their amateur science experiment could actually win! But everything goes horribly awry when their batch of slime goes missing. Suddenly, all the adults in town are acting like zombies–could their science project be to blame?

It’s a race against slime for Billy and Sam to find a way to stop their science experiment from turning all the adults in town into mindless slimebies!


Coming 4/5/22 from Scholastic!

Do you like dogs who think they’re people? Do you love odd-couple friendship stories? Do you ever wonder if there are bears in small-town New Jersey? Good news! This silly, prancy, heart-achy best friends book is for you!

*Based on real events!*

*Guaranteed happy ending!*

*New Jersey!*

Cover: Images copyright Rawpixel.com; Designer: Maeve Norton & Baily Crawford; Editor: David Levithan

ISBN: 978-1-338-74595-5

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Based on the amazing true story of “the world’s most valuable dog,” a fun adventure about a famous big-city poodle named Masterpiece who finds a new life alongside a small-town girl named Joanie.

When Joanie first encounters Masterpiece, he’s curled up in an alley and she mistakes him for (of all things!) a cat. Soon, though, she cleans him up and shows him home and discovers he is, in fact, a poodle.

What Joanie doesn’t know is that Masterpiece isn’t any ordinary poodle. No, Masterpiece is a world-famous poodle, who has been in movies and advertisements and has been seen hobnobbing with celebrities. So how did Masterpiece go from a palatial apartment in New York City to an alley in a small town in New Jersey? He was dognapped! And now not only does the dognapper want him back, but his former owner is offering a big reward.

Masterpiece knows he should want to go home to the luxury of his old life. But nobody’s ever loved him the way Joanie loves him.

What’s a dog to do?


Coming 5/17/22 from Scholastic!

What would you do if you had one perfect chance to be yourself?

Trapped on the Oregon coast with his bitter, just-divorced father, 12-year-old Jeremy isn’t expecting much from his summer vacation. But everything changes when the boy of his dreams runs by, and Jeremy discovers it takes more than dreaming to reach out and say what’s in his heart.

Cover Artist: Teo DuVall (@little_corvus); Designer: Christopher Stengel; Editor: David Levithan

ISBN: 978-1-338-75373-8

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