I haven’t posted on my website for a while because to be honest, 2018 was a difficult year for me. During the past few months, I just haven’t been up to projecting the image of a content and productive writer. Because I didn’t feel like one. Without going into detail, the main thing that sentContinue reading “2019 – here I come!”
Big news – I am now represented by Kristy Hunter of the Knight Agency! It was announced in their monthly newsletter, which also includes a great article Writing to Trend vs. Writing for the Market by Kristy’s co-agent, Nephele Tempest. I’m looking forward to working with this dynamic team!
As you know from my reviews of We Are All Made of Molecules and I’ll Give You The Sun, I’ve been thinking a lot about the difference between young adult (YA) and middle grade (MG) books. Two of my recent works-in-progress have straddled the line between these two categories of children’s literature so I wanted to explore the line betweenContinue reading “Middle Grade Grows Up”
It’s official! My middle grade novel, Inside Hudson Pickle, will be published by Kids Can Press in Fall of 2017! A huge thank-you to my agent, Amy Tompkins, for making the deal. I can’t wait to start working with the talented folks at Kids Can Press!
Thanks to a professional development grant from the Access Copyright Foundation I will be attending the whole novel workshop in August. The workshop is provided by Highlights Foundation at their beautiful site in the Pocono Mountains. I just finished submitting the manuscript of my work-in-progress, Cruelty Free, to my mentor Jennifer Jacobson. I am so excited that this book,Continue reading “Whole Novel Workshop… here I come!”
My latest thoughts on writing and rejection at The Mixed-Up Files of Middle-Grade Authors; Thicken Thou Skin.
Jennifer Ellis, author of A Pair of Docks (a clever time travel novel – highly recommended), and the newly released In the Shadow of the Mosquito Constellation just tagged me in a series of blog posts about the writing process. Here’s how My Writing Process Blog Tour works: once tagged, you answer four questions about the writing processContinue reading “Writing Process Blog Tour”
Writing tips from Santa, Frosty, Rudolph, and the Gingerbread Man! Courtesy of Darcy Pattison. Happy Holidays!
During a recent author visit I was asked to describe a day in the life of an author. I fumbled with the answer because my schedule seems so random and probably not at all representative of the “average” writer. I’ve been thinking about the question a lot since then and I’ve come to a surprisingContinue reading “Schedule? What schedule?”
This Friday CWILL BC (Children’s Writers and Illustrator of BC) is hosting The Walking Read, a costume benefitting the BC Children’s Hospital Foundation. Both these organizations are close to my heart as both have provided me with a community of caring people during times of need. When Oliver and Spencer were born, they wereContinue reading “The Walking Read”