March 23, 2017  
Announced at the Leipzig Book Fair, Der Geruch Von Hausern Andere Leute has been shortlisted for the Deutscher JugendLiteratur Preis! 

I was so lucky to meet The Bucherfresser (Book Eaters) teen reading group at Buchpalast in Munich, my favorite bookshop in all of Germany! 

March 16, 2017
It is with total shock that we announce The Smell of Other People's Houses has been shortlisted for the CILIP Carnegie Award. This is an unbelievable honor! (Or honour, as they say in the UK) 

March 6, 2017
The Smell of Other People's Houses has been shortlisted for the 2017 UKLA award, nominated by teachers in the UK! 

December 7, 2016
The Smell of Other People's Houses has been nominated for the 2017 William C. Morris award honoring a debut novel in 2016, from the American Library Association. (YALSA)

The Smell of Other People's Houses is included in The Guardian's list of Best Children's Books of 2016.
Shelf Awareness's list of best children's and teens books of the year. 
New York Public Library included The Smell of Other People's Houses on its 2016 list of their top 10 favorite books for teens.
It's also included on the 2016 list from The Chicago Public Library and Barnes and Noble added it their list of top 25!
As well as Time Warner/Spectrum's list of the 16 most compelling YA novels of 2016.

November 12, 2016
Included in The Spectator's "books of the year" selection, chosen by contributor Daniel Hahn. (Who is also one of the 2017 judges for the Man Booker Prize!) 

October 21, 2016
The Smell of Other People's Houses has been long listed for the CILIP Carnegie Medal

October 1, 2016
Wonderful write up in Germany's BuchMarkt, by Ulrich Storiko-Blume, who attended the reading in Munich at the award winning bookstore Buchpalast.

September 28, 2016
A lovely write up introducing the Munich reading, with translator Sonja Finck.
"Wildblumen oder angebrannter toast?" Suddeutsche Zeitung

September 9, 2016
The Smell of Other People's Houses has been long listed for the 2017 UK Literacy Association Book Award. 

August 20, 2016
"Poetic, Unflinching and Fierce," a beautifully written review of TSOOPH in The Guardian where it has also been long listed for The Guardian Children's Fiction Prize. 

July 27, 2016
"Bucher fur Junge lese" -A radio book review of Geruch von Hausern Andere Leute that aired on Germany's culture program. 

The Smell of Other People's Houses has been GOOPed!

July 1, 2016
Honored to be selected as a Publisher's Weekly Flying Start along with four other 2016 debut authors. 

Radio Interviews: 
BBC World Service The Cultural Frontline
BBC World Service-(27:04 mark) Outlook
BBC Radio 4 - "Woman's Hour"
BBC Radio London- The Jo Good show

KGNU's Radio Book Club discussion about The Smell of Other People's Houses with News Director Maeve Conran and Boulder Bookstore buyer Arsen Kashkashian. 

Live interview with KCAW Morning Edition Host Melissa Marconi Wentzel, on Raven Radio just prior to the release of The Smell of Other People's Houses in Sitka, Alaska. February 23, 2016

May 1, 2016
Selected as 'Children's Book of the Week,' by The Times in London. 

April 19, 2016
An ALAN, Assembly on Literature for Adolescents of the NCTE Quick Pick for April. 

April 11, 2016
Alaska photos that inspired scenes in The Smell of Other People's Houses are featured in The Guardian's Window on the World series. 

April 4, 2016
Interview with Homer Alaska librarian Ann Dixon, who is also the author of BLUEBERRY SHOE and SLEEPING LADY (among other books). She blogs about reading and writing children's books in the North

March 2016
The audiobook version of The Smell of Other People's Houses has won an Earphones award from Audiofile magazine

March 4, 2016
The Smell of Other People's Houses
is honored to be a staff pick at Publisher's Weekly!

February 4, 2016
It's true, Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock comes from a family of practical jokers. Thanks Barnes and Noble's YA Open Mic for spotlighting authors and their stories.

ABA Indies Introduce Winter/Spring 2016

September 18, 2015

The Smell of Other People’s Houses has been selected as an American Booksellers Association Indies Introduce title for winter 2016, and a Kid's Next title for Spring 2016.

Set in the decade after Alaska achieved statehood, this novel follows four teenagers as they fight for the life they really want. The Smell of Other People’s Houses is a thoughtful, realistic novel about community, both the one you are born into, and the one you can create.

– Erin Barker, Hooray for Books!, Alexandria, VA

Reviews of The Smell of Other People's Houses have also appeared in The Wall Street Journal, The Alaska Dispatch, The Independent, The Irish Times, and the Juneau Empire (where instead of stars the book received 5 moose!)