Read an excerpt from Once Was a Time now!

My first middle-grade novel is coming out with Chronicle Books on April 5, 2016. It’s called Once Was a Time, and here is what it looks like:

Omce Was a Time cover

Newbery Award winner Katherine Applegate called it “unforgettable.” Anne Ursu called it “boundary-breaking and timeless.” Courtney Sheinmel called it “elegant and heartwrenching.”

Are you thinking, “I don’t want to wait until April to start what sounds like such an amazing book”? Well, now you don’t have to. The first few chapters are available for you to read right here.

You may have to wait until April to find out how it all ends. But you can find out how it all begins right now.

Happy holidays and much love,
Leila