Quotable Thursday

I love when someone writes the heck out of a sentence. On Thursdays, I try to post some of my favorites.

“I’ve learned that history is the autobiography of the historian, that ignoring the past is the act of a fool, and that loyalty does not mean falling into line, but stepping out of it for the people you love.”

~Annie Barrows’ The Truth According to Us

Quotable Thursday

I love when someone writes the heck out of a sentence. On Thursdays, I try to post some of my favorites.

“A story was nothing more than a lie you got away with.”

~Yaa Gyasi’s Homegoing

Back to School

Hello, readers! Fall is almost here. School is back in session where I live, and I’m booking now for fall and spring school visits. Fall has only a few slots left. Reach out to me if you’re interested. I do a free 20 minute Q & A over Skype with classrooms who’ve read one of my books.

I have lots of fun news to share over the coming weeks. I hope your summer was sunny and fun. Mine had lots of fun travels and one huge new addition. (Or tiny, rather. For now.)

Life is revolving around the new puppy at present. Let’s see how much writing I get finished this fall…

Skyping with an author

I always intend to blog more about my school visits. I never remember to take photos myself, but often times the coordinator will send me some pictures after the fact and I’m always grateful. And then I don’t do anything with them!

Today I’m changing that. Earlier this month I had the pleasure of skyping with two classrooms who’d read To Stay Alive. This was a special skype session for me because the high school was in Truckee, California. (Right by Donner Lake!) They read the book and took a field trip to the state park and had really great questions for me.

Thank you, Mr. McAlindin, for arranging this great visit and also for sending along the photo. Your class was lots of fun!

 

Teachers:

I do free 20 minute Q&As with classrooms who’ve read one of my books. Contact me if you’re interested.

Writing Retreat

I’ve been traveling a lot recently. Here are some highlights from a writing retreat in Florida:

 

It’s a hard life being a writer. I know.

Time away to write is a wonderful thing. Time away to write with friends is even better. We had great conversations and solved all the worlds’ problems. (The worlds in our novels at least. The actual world, not so much. Somebody get on that.)

MIA

I’ve been missing in action on the blog of late. I’m sorry. Life.

I think my posts will be sporadic this spring as I’m working on two different novel revisions. But today I wanted to pop in to remind you that it’s National Poetry Month!! I had some fun plans for celebrating that on the blog, but alas. Instead, I’ll leave you with some images from one of my favorite new poetry collections. Enjoy: