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reading in quarantine

While pushing out my new book and keeping up with teaching online, I've enjoyed some pretty eclectic reading in my spare time. Most...

no foolin'!

My new book will be available April 1st! It's been printed and shipped and you can hold a copy in your hands in just a few short days!...

no foolin!

Through the Channel will be available April 1st! Local readers, I can deliver or you can pick up your copy directly from me. I can ship...

no foolin'

My new book, Through the Channel, will be available April 1st!

catch me at UntitledTown 2020!

Stay tuned for details, but mark your calendars for April 23-26! I'll be presenting a workshop on making and keeping your book club LIT!...

taking our characters to the store

Today the Creative Writing Club I advise at school met. We're focusing on developing voice in our writing this year and over Christmas...

a fresh start

a Christmas escape

cover reveal!

cover reveal for Through the Channel!

In the Channel in the works

I heard from Mitch Miskoviak, my cover artist, today. The first peek of In the Channel's cover looks great! Stay tuned on this site for...

the matter of voices and stories

The world learned yesterday about Toni Morrison's death. Tayari Jones shared her thoughts about Toni Morrison's contributions on NPR, and...

it's not nice to fool (with) Mother Nature

Remember this old commercial? Years ago I had a wonderful strawberry patch in a raised bed in our front yard. The berries were dependably...

that thing with feathers

A week ago I foolishly raised my hopes that we'd get a snow day. I let the prospect of a free day sink giddily into my heart and I...

abundance

It's the best holiday tomorrow, a combination of eating well and counting one's blessings. I give thanks every day, God has given me a...

reluctant review

I hate to post this, my heart is torn. You see, we went to Belize this summer and it was marvelous. Warm, friendly people who express so...

growth spurts

I'm starting my morning writing with my middle son lying at my feet. He's sleeping everywhere these days, partly because he's given up...

formerly a "pantser"

If you attended UntitledTown, you probably were privy to a conversation happening on the sidelines--what kind of writer are you? A...

week 2 summer vacation

My summer pace has been delightful. I deep-cleaned all the rooms and edited 2 manuscripts for my writing partners. We knocked off...

pace

Incredible how one can go Mach 10 during the school year, juggling teaching, grading, planning, meal prep, loads of laundry, track and...

a book and an interview

At last it's in print! The sequel to Across the River. The Amazon links aren't quite ready, but I'll update information as I get it....