I’m KZ Rochelle.

a writer, reader, teacher, coach, athlete, mother, and wife

Latest from the Blog

Vlog Review: Roller Girl (a graphic novel)

The Best Thing about this Book is the world of roller derby, of course. So fun.

Vlog Review: Biggie

Biggie is fat. It’s why no one calls him by his given name anymore. It’s also what propelled him to want to disappear from everyone else’s radar so they don’t make fun of him. For two years of high school, he got out of PE without his mom knowing it. Not anymore. And in his first PE class, he pitches a perfect game of wiffle ball. The girl of his dreams makes a comment that he should play for the school team, so he sets out to pitch a perfect game for the school. First, of course, he has to make the team in his ploy to win the girl.

Vlog Review: Bea is for Blended

Until her mother’s marriage changed Bea’s life, it was just her mom and her, the Embers girls (with fist bump). Marrying Wendell means a step-dad, step-brothers, step-pets, and, the reason for it all, a half-sibling. Now Bea is part of a blended family and all the chaos that comes with it.

What I’m reading now….

KZ holds onto Elana K. Arnold’s National Book Award Finalist What Girls Are Made Of

What I’m writing (WIP)…

MIKE LUPICA meets THE BABYSITTERS CLUB middle grades series about the quick, quiet, competitive ten year-old new girl who must make and pay for the soccer team her family can’t afford if she wants to form friends and silence her doubters, which include herself.

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