The New York Times Book Review calls AVA AND PIP "a love letter to language," and I hope you like this new series too. It's the diary of a good kid who does a bad thing. The sequel, AVA AND TACO CAT, is coming out in April.
Twenty years! That's how long I've been "Dear Carol" at Girls' Life. Newsweek called me a "Teen Dear Abby." I'm also a mom and a French/Spanish comp lit major at Yale with an M.A. from Middlebury. My website is carolweston.com and my advice channel is youtube.com/girltalkwithcarol.
GIRLTALK: All the Stuff Your Sister Never Told You, my first book, (HarperCollins), has been translated into 12 languages. Now in a fourth edition, it's as sensible, encouraging, and "outstanding" (SLJ) as ever. Among my other 14 books is The Diary of Melanie Martin (Knopf), a novel about a fourth grader and her brother Matt the Brat. In the series, the kids visit Italy, Spain, Holland, and NYC with their art teacher mom. Coming up: The Speed of Life.
It's such a privilege to write for young people!