April 18, 2019 – Nomination number four. (Hey, that’s almost five!) SUPERSTAR is on the 2019-2020 Florida Sunshine State Young Readers Award list. Did you know that Lester used to live in Florida?
April 9, 2019 – Another nomination! SUPERSTAR is on the 2019-2020 Arkansas Charlie May Simon Children’s Book Award list.
March 19, 2019 – SUPERSTAR is now out in paperback. It’s the same Lester at a more affordable price. Now is the time to buy that class set. (And check out this FREE 12-page classroom resources packet Mandy created to help make using SUPERSTAR in your classroom super easy!)
November 16, 2018 – SUPERSTAR has been nominated for a 2019-2020 Indiana Young Hoosier Book Award in the intermediate category. Mandy was a young Hoosier herself once. She’s not so young anymore, but she’s really happy her book’s on the list.
November 14, 2018 – Mandy will be at the Indiana Library Federation‘s annual conference signing books on Wednesday, November 14th at 10:30.
November 10, 2018 – Mandy and a bunch of other awesome Indiana Authors and Illustrators will be at the River Crossing Barnes & Noble on Saturday, November 10th from 1:30 to 3:30 for the annual SCBWI Holiday Book Sale and Signing. Mandy will be reading from SUPERSTAR around 2:00.
September 18, 2018 – Join Mandy at 7 pm CDT on Twitter for a chat with the wonderful #sequoyahchat folks to talk about her Oklahoma Sequoyah Book Award nominated book SUPERSTAR.
July 2, 2018 – SUPERSTAR is coming out in paperback in March 2019! Preorder here.
April 6, 2018 – Another list for Lester. SUPERSTAR is named a Bank Street College of Education Best Children’s Book of the Year.
February 20, 2018 – SUPERSTAR has been nominated for the 2019 Oklahoma Sequoyah Book Award.
December 10, 2017 – Just in time for the holidays, Mandy (and some other amazing Indiana children’s authors and illustrators) will be at the Lafayette Barnes & Noble for a book signing!
November 15, 2017 – Lester made a list! Kirkus Reviews has named SUPERSTAR one of the best middle grade books of 2017.
September 15, 2017 – SUPERSTAR has been named a Junior Library Guild Selection.
August 12, 2017 – Mandy will be at the Noblesville Barnes & Noble from 1:00 to 3:00 pm reading and signing books!
July 22, 2017 – Mandy will be at the Calhoun Barnes & Noble from 1:00 to 3:00 pm reading and signing books.
June 24, 2017 – SUPERSTAR Book Launch Open House from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. at Addendum Books in St. Paul, MN, with readings at 2:30, 3:00, and 3:30. Come meet Mandy, hear her read, and maybe even purchase your own copy of Superstar (which Mandy will sign), all while supporting the cutest little Indie bookstore in the Twin Cities!
June 20, 2017 – SUPERSTAR is now available in stores!
May 1, 2017 – SUPERSTAR receives a second starred review, this time from PUBLISHERS WEEKLY. Read the review here.
April 1, 2017 – SUPERSTAR receives a starred review from KIRKUS. Read the full review.
October 28, 2016 – SUPERSTAR is available for preorder on Amazon.
Lots of revision and stuff happens!
June 24, 2014 – It’s finally official. SUPERSTAR (and another middle grade novel) will be published by HarperCollins. Happy dance, happy dance, happy dance!