Category Archives: Authorly Stuff

Tis the Season For Blog Awards!

Surprise!   In the past few months, lucky duck that I am, I’ve received “The Versatile Blogger” award from three wonderful blogger buds. I would like to thank: C. Lee McKenzie – TheWriteGame Debra Kristi’s Blog – Sparks in the Fire … Continue reading

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My Choices in Publishing

“The future ain’t what it used to be.”  ~Yogi Berra If only a peek into a crystal ball could tell us which road to take. A group of children’s writers had some interesting discussions via email about traditional publishing vs. … Continue reading

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How Do You Cook Up Suspense?

Teachers, Home-schoolers, Writers, KIDS –  Here’s a Spooklicious Creative Writing Lesson For You! The Literary Witches of Craggy Cove: Frizzelda (Maria Cisneros Toth) and Batsey (Kathryn Sant) COOKING UP SUSPENSE! One of my Monster Moon co-authors, Maria Toth, called me … Continue reading

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Stepping Into Your Character’s Shoes

If the shoe fits . . . well, it sure makes it easier to step into the role of your character. What if you’re a male writing about a female? Stepping into her shoes might be difficult. It can be … Continue reading

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MONSTER MOON – Show Me The Bounty!

ARR! Let’s give a great big hook hand to Rebecca Kiel, who will receive a copy of SECRET OF HAUNTED BOG, and Tina Laurel Lee, who will get a copy of CURSE AT ZALA MANOR. Neither had to pilfer or plunder … Continue reading

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Props For School Visits

“There are perhaps no days of our childhood we lived so fully as those we spent with a favorite book.”                                          … Continue reading

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