SAVE ME A SEAT is feeling the love!

SaveMeASeat-cvr-thumbI LOVED Save Me a Seat by Sarah Weeks and Gita Varadarajan!  It includes the funniest scene I’ve read in children’s literature.  Let’s just say karma happens to a kleptomaniac, bully in such a way that you can’t help but cheer and laugh out loud.  I will be nominating this book to be included on the 2017-2018 North Carolina Children’s Book Award contenders.  Plus forcing it into the hands of every 4th-6th grader I know; especially boys.  First stops, Cole and Eli


So B. It will have its world premiere on June 7, 2016 at the Los Angeles Film Festival.  That screening is sold out, but there is another one on June 8th.  Check out the LAFF website for information about tickets.  Everyone is asking when the movie will be in theaters.  This premiere is the first step.  We need to find distributors for the movie so that we can bring it to your town.  I hope to have good news about this soon.  In the meantime, please enjoy our trailer.  Make sure not to miss the ending with the jellybeans – it’s my favorite part.  More soon, including pix from the premiere.
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Preliminary trailer for So B. It based on the novel by Sarah Weeks. Director Stephen Gyllenhaal. Screenplay by Garry Williams. Starring Alfre Woodard, John H…
HOORAY!  People are beginning to talk about the movie, and they have some pretty nice things to say.  Click on the link below to read what the Huffington Post said about the film and our talented young star, Tabitha Bateman…

Newcomer Talitha Bateman Shines in “So B. It” Movie — a Heartbreaking Story that Will Leave You Smiling – 24 May

A HONEY of an idea!!!!

Isn't this AWESOME!!!!  Thank you, Ariell for this incredible bulletin board.

Isn’t this AWESOME!!!! Thank you, Ariell for this incredible bulletin board.

My friend Gina had a BRILLIANT idea for the PERFECT gift to give 5th grader Ruby on her birthday.  A copy of my new book, HONEY and…… a nail polish kit!  Check out the cool name Ruby came up with for the amazing color she made. Unicorn Kisses!!!!!!!RUBY and nailpolishUnicorn kisses

So B. It Movie News!!!

            IT’S REALLY HAPPENING!!!!

    So B. It

I promised to update you on the latest news about the So B. It movie project so here’s what I know so far…

We have a fabulous script by Garry Williams

We have a fantastic director, Stephen Gyllenhaal

We have an amazing producer, J. Todd Harris

We have a terrific casting agent, Richard Hicks

We are going to have some unbelievably talented actors playing the roles of Bernadette, Heidi, Mama, Ruby, Roy and all the rest, BUT I’m not allowed to tell you who they are yet. I promise to get back to you about this as soon as I have permission to let the cat out of the bag.

I can’t believe my dream is coming true. Pinch me please!  This is beyond exciting!






I’ve been receiving a lot of e-mails from teachers and librarians asking if I have any ideas for art projects their students can do based on my books.  One of my favorite things when I arrive at a school for an author visit is to check out the artwork the kids have been doing.