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About Devine Intervention

"Frequently hysterical ... devastatingly honest writing that surprises with its occasional beauty and hits home with the keenness of its insight." 

—Kirkus Reviews, starred review


"So much fun... an insightful story about seizing life for all it’s worth while you have the chance."

—Publishers Weekly

"It is a pleasure to read a writer who so delights in language, and who writes so captivatingly in a teen voice with such imaginative description."

— Los Angeles Times

“This is a love story. Not a romantic love story, but a story of the development of a deep caring relationship with another being. Humorous and sad at times, it brings us to ask ourselves what we think about heaven and how we get there. Believable and fast-paced, it keeps us reading to the end.”

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Coming in Fall, 2016: Love, Santa

Based on a letter I wrote my daughter that's since had more than 700,000 Pinterest pins and more than 2 million likes on Facebook, this book tells the truth about Santa without destroying the magic of the season. Lee White will illustrate, and Arthur A. Levine at Scholastic is my wonderful editor.

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