Posted in April 2016

Don’t be that girl

The one in the corner, watching  The one holding court in the lunchroom The one playing field hockey The one with a boyfriend The one who has all the right clothes The one who wears dark eyeliner The one with her nose in a book The one who donates time to charity The one who’s … Continue reading

What Do Kids Want?

A few weeks ago, I participated in the YA Scavenger Hunt (which was completely fun, and I hope I get to do it again in the fall). One of the requirements to win an Amazon gift card from my site was to stop here and let me know what the participant liked reading. Overwhelmingly, the … Continue reading

How I Choose a Project

When stuck with writer’s block and self-doubt, writers have a tendency to worry that their idea well has run dry. I’ve been there, it sucks, and the only way through is to keep trying. But what about when I have too many ideas? How do I choose? This is a little bit trickier because I … Continue reading

Looking Forward, Looking Back

Everyday, I get FaceBook’s On This Day posts. Sometimes they’re funny, other times utterly depressing. Today’s reminded me that six years ago I decided on a literary agent after speaking to several who wanted to represent me. I was only a few days into the query process and was blown away by how fast everything … Continue reading