My very first published book, GET ORGANIZED WITHOUT LOSING IT, came out from Free Spirit Publishing in 2006. Happily, this little study skills and organization tool for middle graders has done extremely well, with more than 60,000 copies in print and editions in seven languages. Free Spirit felt it was time to update the book with some new material and new illustrations.

So – ta-da! – here it is! With fabulous cover and illustrations by Steve Mark.

This new edition officially releases in mid-August, but you can find it on Amazon here, and order directly from Free Spirit here. And if you would like a signed copy, you can contact my hometown indie bookseller, Country Bookshelf, and we’ll get one out to you.

Free Spirit is also offering a Goodreads giveaway of 5 copies, running from August 3 through August 21. And later in the fall, I’ll offer a giveaway of my own. Here’s a bit more about the book.

The new edition features the same popular format, including pages that may be photocopied and lots of humor to guide kids through what might otherwise be the dull but necessary skills to succeed in school.

I’m very proud of this little book and its awards, but mostly I’m delighted whenever a student contacts me to let me know that GET ORGANIZED WITHOUT LOSING IT has helped them navigate the sometimes difficult waters of middle school.


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