A Night at the Library — May 20, 2015

May 21, 2015

It’s been a long time since I’ve been back to the old neighborhood. My dad’s old neighborhood, that is. He grew up in a Hansel-and-Gretel house in St. Louis Hills, an area of south St. Louis that looks much like it did when I visited as a child. Tonight, I have the pleasure of speaking […]

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Rolling Out My Next Book

April 29, 2014

I’m pretty “egg-cited” about the cover for my new book, THE CROWN AFFAIR, available February 15, 2015. Detective Joe Dumpty (Humpty’s brother) is back, and this time, he’s searching for the gold crown Jack lost when he and Jill fell down the hill. I’ll be posting a few sample pages here soon!       […]

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Why “The End” is Just the Beginning

October 15, 2013

The End. As a reader, these two words mean that you’ve reached the end of a story or a book. But as a writer, reaching the end of your story is just the beginning. As I tell students when I talk to them about the writing process, it’s never “one and done.” Your first draft […]

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Come Play the Game!

July 8, 2013

Summer is a great time to play that classic childhood game known as “tag.” Now some children’s authors have given “tag” a new twist, and are calling it “Blog Hop.” Here’s how it works: I was “tagged” by author Peggy Archer to answer questions about my writing on my blog, then I”tag” three other writers […]

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I’ve Joined the Club!

June 25, 2013

I’m now a member of Goodreads, both as a reader and an author. I’m excited to be part of a book-loving community, and look forward to recommendations, conversations, and questions from fellow readers and writers. Hope our paths cross sometime soon. Happy reading!

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