Hey, y’all! Today, a piece I wrote about my favorite books about broken people is live on Shepherd.com: Discover the Best Books. https://shepherd.com/best-books/ya-about-broken-people. Chris Crutcher, Jeff Zentner, Jennifer Mathieu, Emily Murdoch, and Laurie Halse Anderson, you are my idols! Shepherd is a unique and valuable site that uses connections between books to help readers discover […]

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If you, like me, feel helpless and heartbroken over the tragic events in Ukraine, please consider donating to the International Rescue Committee. They are a credible organization, and 87 cents of every dollar goes to helping refugees. Find them here.

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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