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 … Read More
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 … Read More
So one of my kids pointed out to me that I’ve overused a button on my keyboard.
Apparently, in my typing, the n gets a lot of use. This led me to ponder on that a bit. I realize it could be a simple matter of I’m hitting that one … Read More
My sister recently gave me the Best. Gift. Ever.
A friend of hers has an etsy shop and she had these lovely blocks made up with a quote from each of my books. Seriously. Gorgeous. If you’re looking for a gift for a writer, here’s an idea.… Read More
Sometimes I hate revision.
But not always.
Right now I’m in the middle of revising a novel and the revision is actually…fun! I think because I’ve fixed (I think) the big picture things and now I have this checklist of small changes to make. It feels good to go … Read More
Winter is my second favorite season. (Nothing beats autumn.) I love snow and cold weather and wearing layers and layers of clothes. I love a fire in the fireplace and warm tea all throughout the day.
But. I miss my favorite writing spot. It’s too cold now on the porch. … Read More
If you have a young reader in your life and you’re looking for good holiday gift ideas, look no further. Letters for Kids is the perfect gift for young readers. I would have loved to have gotten letters in my mailbox each month from authors! Wouldn’t you?
I’m lucky to … Read More
Read Like a Writer
Do you ever read a book and think – I wish I could write like that? Are you a writer who likes a book but might have a hard time figuring out why? Do you struggle with something in particular like dialogue or story beginnings? … Read More
Last weekend, I signed copies of my books at the lovely Books by the Bank festival. And one lucky visitor at my table is the winner of a free audiobook today.
Paige Wilson! Paige, I’ll be in touch to get your mailing info. Thanks to everyone who … Read More
I had the great honor of answering some questions over at the Horn Book. It was the best set of questions I’ve ever had in an interview. So much fun! Thank you to Kitty Flynn and everyone at The Horn Book. And – you can read their lovely review … Read More