A bias many adults don't realize they have is that middle grade fiction, is well, for kids. The streamlined plot and storytelling do not indicate a simple story, however. In fact, I love reading middle grade fiction because of the tough issues and questions the authors wrestle with, without all the fancy, plumped up fiction... Continue Reading →
Ah, it's been a long weekend and I got very little writing done. I wave at my kids as they get on the bus. I walk the dogs. I open my computer to write the chapter due to my book coach tomorrow. But wait! I forgot to update my calendar. It will bother me all... Continue Reading →
It didn't occur to me until I was an adult and had children of my own how much tradition matters. Not that tradition matters for its own sake, but traditions connect us to who we are in a world that pushes us to all be the same. When my husband and I settled in... Continue Reading →
This spring was intense. I won a free spot in the Story Genius/Author Accelerator course this spring. It was 10 weeks of tough work. I wrestled with my idea like Jacob grabbing for his birthright. I learned a lot and my book coach kept bringing me back to the idea. At the end of the... Continue Reading →
The What if is only the beginning.