RESOURCES

Where to Find My Books:

At your local bookstore: IndieBound.org
In any library: WorldCat.org
Or other retailers: Powell's City of Books, Reading Reptile, Barnes & Noble
And online at Scholastic
 

Information About My Books:

Selected Bibliographies: A Curse Dark as Gold and StarCrossed
Booktalk for A Curse Dark as Gold
Downloadable Discussion Guide for Curse (courtesy of the Class of 2k8)
 

Resources from TeachingBooks.net:

Audio Recording - I talk briefly about Curse and read an excerpt.
Author name pronunciation
 

Contacts

My Publisher:

Arthur A. Levine Books, an imprint of Scholastic

My Editor:

Cheryl Klein

My Agent:

Erin Murphy Literary Agency

My Local Writers' Group:

Heartland Writers for Kids & Teens
 

Textile Industry Resources

Stirwaters Woollen Mill and the village of Shearing were inspired by the real-life textile industry duing the early days of the Industrial Revolution. It is almost impossible to overstate the significance of the woolen trade to the economic history of the British Isles, and one can make a lifetime's study of the subject. Here are some sites to get you started:
 
Watkins Woolen Mill - My neighborhood mill, and home of the spinning jacks featured in Curse.
American Textile Heritage Museum
The Textile Industry & The Industrial Revolution at the Open Door Website
 

Renaissance-Era Books

Digger, the heroine of StarCrossed, is a practiced forger, and I enjoyed developing her specialized knowledge of books and manuscripts. Here are some of the resources I found most helpful and entertaining:
 
Linda Hall Library of Science, Technology, and Engineering
Rare Books Room
Animated Feature: Making a Medieval Manuscript at the Fitzwilliam Museum
Online Exhibition: Six Centuries of Master Bookbinding at Southern Methodist University's Bridwell Library.
More from Bridwell Library: Medieval and Early Modern Manuscripts
 

All About Moons

I've always thought Earth was rather short-changed in the moon department, and had great fun creating a world with multiple satellites for StarCrossed. Our neighbors in the solar system have quite a variety of moons (different sizes, shapes, compositions, and orbits), and the science behind the behavior of moons is fascinating. Here are a few online resources:
 
Calvin College's Lunar Web Tutorials
Animation of Jupiter's 63 known moons - University of Glamorgan's Alien World's project
Calculate a Moon's Orbit
 

Miscellaneous Resources:

The Georgian Index - A wonderful compendium of life in the 18th and early 19th centuries.
The Sur la Lune Fairy Tale Pages - The online destination for fairy tale and folklore enthusiasts.