Truly Madly Royally

 my new YA rom-com from   Scholastic, out now!!

"Readers will root for smart, talented Zora as she navigates the world of the rich; her voice is humorous and her imperfect family is believable.

A light and entertaining tale that also addresses serious real-world topics."



NYT Bestselling book 1 of a new middle grade series I co-authored with Alyssa Milano featuring illustrator Eric Keyes!!

"Voila," Debbie Rigaud's short story about a Haitian American girl taking her grandmother to the "ghetto doctor" (and the tiresome teenagers who are there as volunteers) is rendered in beautiful language and tender sentiment.

The Philadelphia Inquirer

Rigaud has fun with miscommunication up until the very end, both lamenting and finding humor in

people’s ignorance.

Omphaloskepsis blog



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Edited by YA authors Megan Kelley Hall and Carrie Jones, this anthology teams with Children's, MG and YA authors in the fight against bullying. My essay, "Simplehero"--about not becoming another passive bystander--is included.

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