Interviews, Excerpts & Shorts

 

 

 

  • Pieces of Sky Read the beginning of “Pieces of Sky,” my YA re-imagining of Romeo and Juliet, set in medieval Iceland, during the nation’s struggle between Pagan and Christian forces.

 

  • 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.
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