CARRY ME HOME

Three Ways to Honor the Season

Saturday November 13th was “World Kindness Day”. It seems awfully narrow (to me, anyway) to confine kindness to a single day. I would love it if we’d at least acknowledge the season of Thanksgiving as the season of giving kindness and joy. And heaven knows we could use a lot of both in our lives…. Read more »

Video Interview: For Fun

Just a note – the next couple of weeks are busy with events so I won’t be bothering you! But…I did a livestream interview with 3 of my Spooky Middle Grade friends and it was SO much fun. You can catch the video here (sorry, I can’t embed) and it will tell you a lot… Read more »

Giveaways of CARRY ME HOME

A couple of giveaways of copies of CARRY ME HOME are running right now. First, this one ends at midnight on September 14, and these three copies are signed by me:   Goodreads Book Giveaway Carry Me Home by Janet Fox Giveaway ends September 14, 2021. See the giveaway details at Goodreads.   Enter Giveaway… Read more »

Practice Kindness

Practicing kindness makes you happier, healthier, and more connected to those around you, but according to a recent survey from the Harvard Graduate School of Education’s Making Caring Common Project, 80% of children in this survey believe that parents are more concerned about achievement or happiness than caring for others. How do we develop these… Read more »

Giveaway of Carry Me Home

Goodreads Book Giveaway Carry Me Home by Janet Fox Giveaway ends September 14, 2021. See the giveaway details at Goodreads. Enter Giveaway

Make A Difference

One of my writing heroes is Linda Sue Park. For one thing, she writes so beautifully – simple, clear, pure, and filled with emotional weight. (She’s also skilled at teaching writing craft, BTW.) But for another thing, she recognizes the importance of words and their potential impact on the world. Her novel, A Long Walk… Read more »

Coming Soon: Carry Me Home

In one month, my next novel Carry Me Home, comes out. That’s my ninth book out in the world! I have 2 ARCs to give away, with some swag! The first 2 commenters here with snail mail addys, win those ARCs! I really love and am proud of this book and of Lulu, the twelve-year-old… Read more »

A Writing Prompt For Young Writers

Simon and Schuster, publishers of Carry Me Home (coming August 24) invited me to make a short video with a writing prompt inspired by the novel. I chose to focus on the wish that my main character, Lulu, makes and how she uses the ancient Japanese art of origami to help with that wish. Here’s… Read more »

A Paper Folding Project For Everyone

In my upcoming novel Carry Me Home (August 24, Simon & Schuster) my main character, Lulu, and her sister Serena and their dad live in a car. When dad disappears Lulu feels the pressure of taking care of herself and Serena, while keeping their predicament hidden. Lulu wants her dad to return, and she wants… Read more »