I am excited to share the work of my Twitter friend, author Jenny Dalton. We are both active members of the vast #WritingCommunity on Twitter and connected with each other because our books explore a common theme: girl bullying. The more I read about her, I realize we have so much in common, not only… Continue reading Book Recommendation: Of Butterflies and Bullies
Hello, readers! I haven't posted a personal update lately (or much of anything) because I am busy looking after my four kids, who are on summer break, eating us out of house and home, and generally making messes everywhere. Oh, and the laundry... there are mounds and mounds of laundry to be sorted and folded.… Continue reading My Summer 2021 Mantra: IDGAF
Here’s a timely little post for you today, which marks my third PitMad experience. Despite little to show for the last go-around, I once again cast my line into the Twittersphere to try to hook a literary agent. Was it worth it? Keep reading. Have you participated in this quarterly Twitter pitch party? According to… Continue reading Pit Mad: Are You Doing it Right and is it Worth It?
As parental burnout and pandemic anxiety wore me down in early 2021, I was desperate for a dedicated space to decompress, reflect on my goals and carve out time for some much-needed self care. I'm not talking about a quiet, new work space. What I really needed was a place to rest and recharge. An… Continue reading How to Create a Sacred Space for Self Care
As a small child, few experiences were as intense as watching movies. I went through an entire box of tissues as Elliot's fragile friend clung to life in the film ET. I had to fast-forward as the red-headed heroine climbed the radio tower in her attempted escape from the criminals posing as her parents in… Continue reading Are You Wildly Sensitive? It Could Make you a Better Writer