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Hybrid Author Panel Summary – Check it out!

On Saturday I sat on the hybrid author panel and answered some questions about my experiences as a self-published author. Here is the link to Kristen Wixted’s summary of the event at The Writers’ Loft. Like this:Like Loading…

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Indie Life – Panels!

I love when others share their knowledge. In my before-kids-life I used to teach adults how to use apps. When I was a kid, my sister and I taught our youngest sister to read over a single summer. So I

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Indie Life – Cookie Recipe

Happy Holiday Season everyone! Because I’m inundated with Christmas prep I’m posting a cookie recipe that is our family tradition. Good luck getting ready and maybe you’ll try out this great cookie! Christmas Cookie time! For as long as I

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Kindle Countdown Deal – Starts Today 8am pst

#Kindle Countdown Deal – Beginning Today 8am pst. Get GANGSTERLAND at a great price! Check out the reviews and see why it’s a great book for tweens 10+ Click the cover to find out!     Like this:Like Loading…

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Something new – A Book Review!

Hi everyone! Today I’m going to do something new. A Book review. I recently read Al Capone Does My Shirts by Gennifer Choldenko and Gregor the Overlander by Suzanne Collins (yes, THAT Suzanne Collins). Both books are wonderful reads for

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Always be Writing

I just had a chat today with the wonderful Laura Pauling and we came to a conclusion. As indie authors we should always be writing.  I’m actually in the throes of revision right now but I really want to be

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Classroom Visits and the Importance of Library

Good Day everyone! As promised  here I am with my update on my classroom visit that I did in early October. The experience was awesome in many ways. Awesomely rewarding. Awesomely awesome. I was scheduled to present to the first

Posted in Emblazon, Middle grade, School Visits

Indie Life – Classroom Visit Followup and the Importance of Friendship

Last time I posted for Indie Life I spoke about an upcoming Classroom Visit. I am definitely planning to let you in on all the inside secrets of the how-to’s and planning as well as presenting. Life has gotten “in

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Revision – What is it good for? Books that help.

As many of you know I have a classroom visit coming up where I’ll be discussing revision and it’s importance.I thought I’d take a minute today to show you some of the books I use during my revision process. Some

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Time Travel – New Release from Laura Pauling!

  My good friend and critique partner, Laura Pauling has a great new book that I hope you’ll check out. This is one of my favorites for it’s moodier feel that reminds me of Eoin Colfer’s stories. I also really

Posted in New Release, Young Adult

Available Now

Available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble! Gangsterland 1920's mystery GANGSTERLAND When Jonathan Brooks moves in with his dad, he's sure his life has hit bottom. Until the local bully causes him to discover an unusual skill: Jonathan can disappear into a book. The book requires him to solve a crime, rescue the girl and save himself...all before the final page.      

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