Nov 14: I have always dreamed of having my book on a Scholastic Book Club form! Thank you Scholastic!
July 22: The paperback format of Lara’s Gift comes out.
Spring: “Lara’s visions add a fantasy element to this peek into a different time.” —The Horn Book
April 1: Lara’s Gift is a finalist for the California Book Award.
January 1: Scholastic buys the sub rights to offer Lara’s Gift through Scholastic Book Clubs and Book Fairs.
October 1: Contact Kathleen at A Great Good Place for Books for a personalized copy of Lara’s Gift.
September 20 & 21: East coast book launch in Northampton, MA
September 6: West coast book launch at Ellen Driscoll Playhouse, Piedmont, CA.
August 22: “Lara’s Gift is highly recommended for historical fiction collections of both middle school and public libraries.” —Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA), Gold banner rating
August 19: “Compelling historical fiction, Lara’s Gift is also a powerful story about the bond between dogs and humans, fathers and daughters.” —School Library Journal, Starred review
August 10: Purchase a signed copy of Lara’s Gift at Books, Inc.
August 7: “O’Brien creates a fully realized setting, weaving many historical, cultural and linguistic details into this compelling story.” —The Association of Children’s Librarians, Outstanding rating
August 6: Lara’s Gift is released by Knopf / Penguin Random House and available at a book store near you.
August 1: “Dog lovers especially will pick up this trail right away and eagerly track the appealing heroine’s adventures.” —Booklist
May 30: The story behind Lara’s Gift is featured in Sighthound Review.
May 15: “Lara’s Gift is powerful and engrossing!” —KIRKUS, Starred Review
May 10: It’s a First! Fresh Fiction from New Voices: Fall 2013