Category: Book Updates

Taking a Break

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Taking a break is usually hard for writers. I think it’s especially hard for bloggers, because taking a break means interrupting whatever publishing rhythm you had going. It was a tough call for me, but recently I have realized that is what I need… Continue Reading “Taking a Break”

Evaluating Illustration Thumbnails

Easter, Sunshine, and Thumbnails: who could ask for anything more? This beautiful, sunny Easter weekend was made even more enthralling when my illustrator sent me the complete set of thumbnails for Bertrand the Bashful Bumblebee—my next children’s book, on track to be released this… Continue Reading “Evaluating Illustration Thumbnails”

An Upcoming Illustrator Interview!

It is my pleasure to announce an upcoming illustrator interview with my very own illustrator, Lauren Fisher. Lauren was the mind behind the memorable drawings in The Misadventures of Melvin the Missing Sock, and she will fill the same role in my next children’s… Continue Reading “An Upcoming Illustrator Interview!”

Empowering a Young Author

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It’s not every day an author contacts you asking you to write a commentary for the inside of their book. It’s even less frequent that the author is sixteen. Well, I have the privilege of introducing to you a young author whose book is… Continue Reading “Empowering a Young Author”

An Unexpected Children’s Book Series

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It’s official: what I had thought would be a one-off project has turned into a franchise. I am creating a children’s book series! No, this is not a continuation of Melvin the Missing Sock—it’s a collection of stories dedicated to teaching kids vocabulary and… Continue Reading “An Unexpected Children’s Book Series”

The Rodeo I Won

Good thing this rodeo was for writers and not for cowboys, because I would have died! Several weeks ago, I was browsing one of my favorite blogs, The Daily Flabbergast, and happened upon an announcement for a “flash-fiction” rodeo contest. So, naturally, at 11:30… Continue Reading “The Rodeo I Won”

Charity through a Children’s Book

Charity comes in many forms– so here’s what authors can do to give underprivileged kids their best Christmas yet. Every Christmas, millions of families facing poverty struggle to provide gifts for their children. Millions of children struggle to feel valued and find joy during… Continue Reading “Charity through a Children’s Book”

Stepping toward the Sequel

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For those of you who have already read The Exile, I have some perhaps long-awaited news: a sequel is underway. I’ll admit that this decision came with some difficulty, largely because of my own fondness of open endings. The beauty of open endings is… Continue Reading “Stepping toward the Sequel”

The Exile: a Golden Review

I always feel a mix of anxiety and excitement when another writer leaves a review for one of my books. Every review counts, of course, but those left by other writers are the ones that carry the most weight. Just like every golfer feels… Continue Reading “The Exile: a Golden Review”

Children’s Stories: the Unexpected (Mis)Adventure

There’s a reason they say to try new things—I never thought I would author a children’s book, yet here we are. How did that happen? Well, let me tell you… Once upon a time, there was a young woman who wrote stories. But not… Continue Reading “Children’s Stories: the Unexpected (Mis)Adventure”