Coming Soon! My debut picture book!

After more than twenty (20?!) years writing picture books, I’m so excited to share my debut picture book with you! A Good Deed Can Grow, illustrated by Holly Hatam and written by me, will be published on February 7. You can pre-order it now wherever you buy books! A Good Deed Can Grow written by Jennifer Chambliss Bertman illustrated by Holly Hatam Christy Ottaviano Books/ Little, Brown Books for Young Readers ISBN: 978-0316351133 Discover the ripple effects of doing a good deed in this interactive picture book about the importance of kindness.   A good deed can grow like a seed. .… Read the rest

Pre-Order Sisterhood of Sleuths!

Pre-order Sisterhood of Sleuths from my local independent bookstore by October 4 to receive a signed/personalized copy of the book, as well as a bookmark and stickers! Or, if you’re able to attend one of my upcoming in-person events, you can get a signed book with bookmark and stickers there too!  … Read the rest

Sisterhood of Sleuths!

I’m excited to share the cover of my next middle-grade novel, Sisterhood of Sleuths! The cover was illustrated by Sarah Watts and art directed by Sasha Illingworth. Here’s a bit about the book: Maizy always assumed she knew everything about her grandmother, Jacuzzi. So when a box full of vintage Nancy Drew books gets left at her mom’s thrift store, Maizy is surprised to find an old photo of her grandmother and two other women tucked beneath the collection. Stranger still, when Maizy shows the photo to Jacuzzi she feigns ignorance, insisting the woman is someone else. Determined to learn the truth — and inspired by the legacy of Nancy Drew — Maizy launches her own investigation with the help of new friends, Nell and Cam.… Read the rest