March 21, 2019

*A stared review for The Boy Who Grew A Forest: The True Story of Jadav Payeng. 

"Gholz's respect for Jadav's accomplishments shines through in her endearing presentation of his life. The book's back matter adds biographical details, word definitions and directions on h...

March 20, 2019

I was nervous to be interviewed on TV for The Boy Who Grew A Forest. Thanks to the staff at The Buzz for being so kind and thanks to everyone who gave me pre-interview advice. Below is a link to my full interview. If you'd like to see some behind-the-scenes photos, vis...

March 18, 2019

NOTE: This post has been edited to include the latest reviews and news.

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CLICK HERE to view the full book trailer for The Boy Who Grew A Forest

Awards:

The Children's Book Council (CBC) and the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) has named The Boy Who Gr...

March 13, 2019

Huge thanks to everyone who has helped make The Boy Who Grew A Forest: The True Story of Jadav Payeng is an Amazon #1 New Release in two children's book categories: Children's Forest & Tree Books and Children's Asia Books. I am overwhelmed by all of the support and ent...

March 8, 2019

I'm featured on Kathy Temean's blog, Writing & Illustrating, where I talk about the journey behind my book and my path to publication. Please CLICK HERE or use the link below. Be sure to leave a comment on Kathy's blog or share the post via social media to enter the bo...

March 7, 2019

I wrote a guest blog for Rate Your Story this month. Want to know how many rejections I have received? Take a look at my post on The Gift of Rejection. Also, I should note that my query tally does not include the queries I sent for conferences and other events. The que...

September 18, 2018

Today we're revealing the cover of THE BOY WHO GREW A FOREST on the Celebrate Picture Books blog. Get a behind-the-scenes glimpse of how this book came to life through interviews with me and illustrator Kayla Harren. Click the link below and scroll down...

August 27, 2018

When I first came across Jadav Payeng's story, I immediately connected to it. Jadav's love of trees and his belief in the need for ecological conservation are values that are very close to me. I talk more about this in my author's note and will save the rest for the bo...

January 15, 2018

I had a wonderful time celebrating all things kid-lit with the Florida Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators last weekend. I was especially surprised when my name was called as a winner in this year's Rising Kite Contest. Last year, I won 3rd place in the...

September 29, 2017

I wrote a blog for the “Smart Dummies” Kid Lit series on The Importance of Style. Check out my post (and more about my past) by clicking HERE.