Interviews, Excerpts & Shorts

  • Bird Girl: Read an excerpt of my novel, a YA reimagining of Charlotte Bronte’s Jane Eyre, set in medieval Iceland. Bird Girl won the 2018 Katherine Paterson Prize in its category.
  • Video interview with book blogger Joss at Books Inc., Santa Clara
  • Stone Field: A Novel Read an excerpt of the novel at Fierce Reads!
  • Forty Thieves and a Green-Eyed Girl Read an excerpt of an early version of my middle-grade novel, a retelling of Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves from the slave girl’s perspective. It won first place in the Middle Grade category in Hunger Mountain’s 2011 Katherine Paterson Prize and a later version was chosen as the winner of the 2015 Eldin Memorial Fellowship.
  • The Secret Zoo “The Secret Zoo,” published in Hunger Mountain, is a Middle-Grade short story set in occupied Warsaw, inspired by true events in the Zabiniski family’s lives.