Top 3 Reasons Why Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret? is one the Best Middle-Grade Novels of All Time When I read the headline "The ‘Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret’ Trailer Is Everything" on a Facebook post this morning, I immediately texted my daughter. Judy Blume's acclaimed middle-grade novel, which has touched the… Continue reading Judy Blume’s Beloved ‘Margaret’ Is Coming to the Big Screen
Why Do You Write?
A fellow writer recently said to me, "I love your motivation," and it took me by surprise. I don't consider myself particularly motivated because I'm not a full-time writer, I don't belt out a few books a year, and never update my blog consistently... but you know what? When I committed myself to penning my… Continue reading Why Do You Write?
How to Channel your Creativity in the Midst of Motherhood
8 tips to help tired moms find time for creative pursuits Being a sensitive, creative soul has not served me well during motherhood, especially during a global pandemic. When I spend much of my time in survival mode--planning, doing, worrying and running around--I easily become depleted. Parental burn out is a thing, and toxic "mom… Continue reading How to Channel your Creativity in the Midst of Motherhood
Book Recommendation: Of Butterflies and Bullies
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
Are You Wildly Sensitive? It Could Make you a Better Writer
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