Librarian chat with EarlyWord

I’m so looking forward to talking about Dreamwood, books, writing process, my incorrigible chocolate habit, and MORE with a bunch of cool librarians at the EarlyWord site. The live chat is Sept 11 at 5 pm Eastern/2 pm Pacific. But chats are archived, so you can view my terribly inspiring answers and embarrassing typos whenever you want.

Seriously, they are fun, so check out their site. And look, they gave me a beautiful widget for signups!

Live Blog Live Chat with Heather Mackey, DREAMWOOD

Dreamwood a best book of 2014 from Common Sense Media

Dreamwood in Common Sense Media recommendations for first half of 2014Common Sense Media has named Dreamwood as the best book of 2014 (so far) for older kids. If you don’t already know Common Sense Media, check them out. They provide parents and educators with trustworthy information about media offerings so they can make informed decisions. I have consulted them SO many times when I’m deciding whether a book or movie is something I think is appropriate for my kids. So needless to say, HUGE honor. Love you, Common Sense Media!

Oh, gosh—some lovely Dreamwood reviews

I’ve been a bit behind collecting this stuff. In the last week or so some absolutely wonderful reviews have come in. Thank you reviewers, librarians, book people!

“A stunning debut with equal parts originality and heart.” —Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review

“As the story races from one fantastic or frightening adventure to the next, it skillfully combines reality with fantasy. … pure fun.” —VOYA

“Vivid desciptions … capture the imagination at every turn. Dialogue and perilous situations nudge the story along at a steady clip, with the second half a breathless page turner.” —School Library Journal

“Mackey’s descriptions of the creatures and hazards of the dreamwood are gorgeous and lush, a fantastic setting for a fantastic tale.” –Booklist

Dreamwood was also included in this year’s Summer Reading Preview from the LA Times. Thank you, LA Times!