Well, I’ve been working towards this day for a long time: my first official books for kids. While I’ve published many articles and reference books, those were intended for high school and college students. You’d find them in library, often on shelves where you couldn’t check them out. But The Ghostly Tales of Michigan’s West … More Ghostly Tales are here!
As you might have seen from my new “Classes” page and announcements on social media, I’ll be teaching a class in world-building through Angelella Editorial. To give you a taste of the kinds of things I’ll be talking about, I’ve adapted a post from my old blog, The Blathering. The original post was in response … More How Not to World-Build
Thanks to Nicole Valentine at steaMG, I got to share my love for middle-grade sci-fi on their new blog dedicated to the subject. Read it here.
This was originally posted to my old blog, The Blathering, on June 24, 2008. It still holds up! So, you may be wondering, why do I write for children? Or you may not be wondering, as it’s obvious to most people who know me that my inner 10 year old, the one who loves bad puns and fart jokes, isn’t buried very deep. Actually, it’s a question people don’t seem … More Throwback post: Why I Write for Kids
Because I have been swamped with my various writing and editing projects, I haven’t made time to add new blog posts on this site. So until my time frees up a bit, I’ve decided to cannibalize my old blog, The Blathering, which I kept active on Blogger from 2008 to 2012. I’m going to feature … More Throwback post!
When I graduated from Vermont College of Fine Arts last year, I had it all planned out. I would take the six chapters that made up my creative thesis and finish the rest of that novel. I’d give the chapters to my critique partner, incorporate her wise and helpful feedback, and do a final pass … More When Life Gets in the Way of Writing
CANDY SUGAR SUGAR SUGAR SUGAR SUGAR CANDY!!!! Okay, now that’s out of my system*, I’ll get to the real reason I’ve always loved Halloween: Costumes! While extorting free sugar from my neighbors is great**, my favorite part of Halloween was always dreaming up a costume, putting it together, and transforming myself into somebody else. As … More Why I love Halloween