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Two Upcoming Releases

I have two new books releasing this year, and I can't wait for you to read them:

BE STRONG. In this follow-up to the NYT bestselling BE KIND, Tanisha shares how she can be strong by showing up, speaking up and never-ever giving up. You'll be inspired to access your inner strength. The book is illustrated by Jen Hill and published by Roaring Brook Press. Pre-order it now, and you'll receive it on its release date -- Aug. 10.

WHAT CAN YOU DO WITH A ROCK? Rocks are magical. Inspirational. Useful. This book is an ode to the endless, creative fun you -- or a child in your life -- can have with a simple rock. It's illustrated by Katie Kath and published by Sourcebooks. Pre-order it now, and you'll receive it on its release date -- Oct. 12.

If you’re so inclined, you can order any of my books online through:

Or, you could order from an independent bookstore. My local favorites are Mystery to Me and A Room of Ones Own.

Indie bookstores might have my books in stock and on their shelves. And, if they don't, they will order them for you. Most stores will even ship your order right to your door.

To find an independent bookstore, visit IndieBound. You can enter your ZIP code and see what’s nearby.

And, if you’re a GoodReads user, you could write a review.

Here’s a list of other ways you can help support authors you know and/or like.

Watch the BE KIND Book Trailer

Kids tell their stories of what it means to be kind. Julie Kruyne created this video.

Hear Pat Read SOPHIE'S SQUASH

Pat Zietlow Miller reads her book, Sophie's Squash, for Read On Wisconsin, a state-wide reading initiative. Sophie's Squash was a September 2014 Read On Wisconsin title for the Babies, Toddlers, and Preschoolers age group. Learn more about Read On Wisconsin

Watch the WHEREVER YOU GO Book Trailer

Adam Wheeler created this book trailer using art by Eliza Wheeler and words from Pat.

Learn How Pat's Dream Became a Reality

Pat talks about the effort, determination and work that went into selling her first picture book. Her stories were rejected 126 times before she heard that fateful "yes." Watch the video.

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Listen to Pat’s Podcast About WHEREVER YOU GO

Pat joins Victoria Stapleton of Little, Brown Books for Young Readers to discuss books, writing, favorite words and the perils of camping. Listen to the podcast.

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Check Out Pat’s Radio Interview About All Things Writing

During this wide-ranging discussion with Cheryl Fusco Johnson on KRUU, Pat reveals the strategies she uses to reach her goals and help her stories take flight. Listen to the radio interview.

Download This Kit For Graduation Parties or Events

Kirstin Cappy at Curious City has designed an outstanding kit of decorations and materials to mark graduations from preschool to college. Download the kit.