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I am thrilled to announce that I am now represented by literary agent Tabatha Pope of SBR Media! Tabatha is a powerhouse in the YA community in Texas. We’ve been acquaintances for years, familiar with one another’s work, so imagine my happiness when I saw a tweet announcing that Tabatha is now an agent! I […]
I have exciting classes planned for summer 2021! Check out my profile & links to these classes, here.Author-to-Author for Teens, and Author-to-Author for Tweens: Are you a teen or tween who loves to write? I guide aspiring authors to develop strong literacy while learning to craft character, making setting a powerful component of story, and […]
Author-to-Author: a YA fiction author teaches teen authors to write a book!Scroll to the red text below for enrollment links! I’m now instructing teens online! Check out this opportunity that begins December 5, 2020! And–check out the FREE class info at the bottom of this page! Are you a teen who loves to write? I […]
The (NON)-Shameful Truth I Learned about Literary Agents, and Great Resources for You to Gain Insight, too!
I’m querying my fifth novel, sixth book overall. My latest is FIND THE MOON, about a teen girl whose truth that cost her everything just might save her. Read more about FIND THE MOON here. In the process of all this querying, I’ve been educating myself because even though I’ve been a traditionally published author […]
“All hands on deck”–the view of a response to a COVID patient crashing, and why YOUR view of this matters
My daughter Kristen, an ICU nurse in a COVID unit in Dallas, posted this video with a caption of gratitude: “When your patient rapidly declines and all hands are on deck. What an amazing team of people I work with. Thank you so much for all your help today…” What strikes me most from this […]
In addition to offering for free the ebook, audiobook, & lesson plans for my novel, Courage in Patience in my capacity as an author, I have also been busy-busy-busy in my day-job as a high school English teacher. I have completed compiling resources that will result in writing a dystopian short story. As a basis […]
I bought the audiobook, CALM THE F*CK DOWN. So far I like it a lot… it’s also inspiring potential blog posts of what I, a person with diagnosed Generalized Anxiety Disorder, am doing to cope. I’ll tell ya a couple here–in case you, like me, are kinda wired to easily freak out: (1) One thing […]
Well I’ve been lockin’ myself up in my house for sometime nowReadin’ and writin’ and readin’ and thinkin’ And searching for reasons and missing the seasons.The Autumn, the Spring, the Summer, the snow. The record will stop and the record will go. Latches latched the windows down, The dog coming in and the dog going […]