Weekend Inspiration

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Hide Your Crazy

Is it alarming to anyone else that I totally get her line: “Hide your crazy…” in this song? Maybe I’m not alone. Have a listen to Miranda Lambert’s latest...

Memorial Day

If my book doesn’t make it clear, I am a HUGE fan of our military men and women. To all those who have given the last measure of true devotion, we honor you! Happy Memorial...

Weekend Inspiration

So feeling this one today. There have been a lot of “Nos” in the process of writing and publishing books. Rejection is a part of life in any art form. Some love your work, some could pick it to pieces and then grind into the ground while smiling in your face. It’s just part of life. Some are builders, some are wreckers. Some say Yes! and mean no and some say NO! and gradually warm into yes. One day I was sitting at a stoplight checking emails (I don’t do that anymore because it’s against the law – just so we’re clear) and I got the dreaded email from an Editor looking at one of my books. We had been chatting for weeks now. There was hope – she loved my book, she was sending it to outside readers, it was going to be...

Sky Jumpers

I met Peggy Eddleman at the Whitney’s and we talked agents and cover art. Hers is gorgeous – check it out:   That cover alone has me excited to read this book. It will be out late September and since I am always on the lookout for intriguing stories for my middle grade readers, I thought I’d share with you too. Here’s what Sky Jumpers  is about: Twelve-year-old Hope lives in White Rock, a town struggling to recover from the green bombs of World War III. The bombs destroyed almost everything that came before, so the skill that matters most in White Rock—sometimes it feels like the only thing that matters—is the ability to invent so that the world can regain some of what it’s lost. But Hope is terrible at inventing and  would much...

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