- Attending ConFusion, Jan 22-24, 2016 (Novi, MI)
- Speaking at Northern Illinois University’s 36th Annual Children’s Literature Conference, March 18, 2016 (Dekalb, IL)
- Attending Rust City Book Convention, August 12-14, 2016 (Troy, MI)
- Handbook for Dragon Slayers won the 2014 Schneider Family Book Award for Middle Grades and the DetCon1 Middle Grade Speculative Fiction award.
- The Castle Behind Thorns was a Cybils Finalist and a nominee for the Mythopoeic Award.
- Starred reviews for The Castle Behind Thorns in Publisher’s Weekly and School Library Journal; also a Junior Library Guild Selection.