I’m thrilled to be selected as this year’s Piedmont Laureate!
It will be an exciting year promoting the literary arts, fostering creative writing around our community, and shining a light on … Read the rest
Review from the July/August 2012 issue of The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books for THE PRINCE WHO FELL FROM THE SKY
In this intriguing animal fantasy turned post-apocalyptic tale, an old bear defies … Read the rest
Beginning in the fall, I’ll be offering afterschool writing workshops for young writers (two groups — one for 4th & 5th graders and one for middle & high schoolers). More information to … Read the rest
A review for The Prince Who Fell from the Sky from Booklist:
The folklore staple of a human child raised by wild beasts gets a postapocalyptic twist in Bemis’ novel.
Humans, known … Read the rest
I was honored to be selected by the News & Observer as the “Tar Heel of the Week.” To read the story about my experience as a teacher and children’s book author, … Read the rest
Here’s what Kirkus Reviews had to say about THE PRINCE WHO FELL FROM THE SKY…
A compassionate bear defies everything to save a boy from certain death in this original story blending … Read the rest
Congratulations, Christina! You’re this week’s winner of an advance copy of The White City.
As part of the giveaway, I asked participants to suggest other books that fans of the Clockwork … Read the rest
Congratulations to Jana, the winner of a giveaway I had on Smack Dab In the Middle. Jana, you’ll get your choice of The Nine Pound Hammer, The Wolf Tree, or … Read the rest
Congratulations to Anna Heckenbach! She is the winner of the most recent giveaway: her choice of an audiobook of The Nine Pound Hammer or The Wolf Tree.
For the contest, I … Read the rest
Congratulations to Anna Brooks, the winner of the giveaway for an advance copy of The White City!
Thank you so much to everyone who participated. Watch my website and on Facebook … Read the rest
I’m happy to announce that Deep Branch Elementary in Robeson County and Brentwood Magnet School of Engineering in Wake County are the winners of my free author visit contest. I look forward … Read the rest
In appreciation for all that teachers around our state are doing for young readers, I’m offering a contest for NC schools to win a free author visit. To apply simply send an … Read the rest
The Nine Pound Hammer is the winner of the 2010 North Carolina Juvenile Literature Award presented by the American Association of University Women and NC Literary and Historical Association. Read about all … Read the rest
Booklist says, “Picking up a year or so after The Nine Pound Hammer, the second book in the Clockwork Dark series is every bit as peculiar and inventive… One thing’s for … Read the rest
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I’m happy to share that Random House Children’s Books has bought a new book of mine, an animal fantasy set in a post-apocalyptic world without humans.… Read the rest
February 23, 2010
From tor.com, by Mur Lafferty
We sometimes forget it, but America is still a young country. Countries across the oceans have thousands of years of history, thousands of … Read the rest
January 29, 2010
In this creative, richly developed fantasy, the next generation of fighters must take on the Gog, an ancient evil who pursues power in various forms and times, currently doing … Read the rest
August 25, 2009
Go get your copy! Begin The Clockwork Dark adventure.… Read the rest