Here we are, on this magical, mysterious day to celebrate the launch of…(drumroll)…DAYBREAK ON RAVEN ISLAND by Fleur Bradley! Look at all these guests! And all this glitter! Golly! I’m making my way now to the talented Fleur for an interview. Fleur, oh, Fleur! Hi there! I hope you’ll let me ask you a few… Read more »
Party! DAYBREAK ON RAVEN ISLAND!
Character or Plot: Which Comes First?
I’m a fan of the Marvel Universe. I find the dialogue snappy, I love the embedded humor, I enjoy the ridiculous costumes and sets, and even the not terribly well-hidden messages. But these mindless movies beg one serious writerly question: is the plot or the characters? Do we create plot-driven or character-driven stories and why?… Read more »
KidLit Bundle Ends Tonight!
Kidlit Writers – ICYMI! I contributed to this Infostack bundle because I think it’s an incredible deal. For $67, you have access to a wide assortment of inspiring materials, gathered from talented authors, to help you write your best book. Now, to sweeten the pot I’m adding to the deal: if you have bought this… Read more »
Now Something For Writers
Teachers please note that my big giveaway of 3 classroom sets of my picture book Volcano Dreams is still running, until midnight April 8. Comment below or in the previous post to enter!! For Writers: A Bundle of Tools This week, for you writers I’m also participating in an Infostack.io bundle. Order… Read more »
A (Story) Heart for Your Valentine
If you are looking for a gift for the writer in your life – spouse, partner, dear friend, child, parent, or for yourself – I have a “gift” for you! My targeted coaching package, Discover Your Story Heart, is already a sweet deal but I’m making it sweeter – for one week. Discover Your Story… Read more »
Happiest of Holidays!
Here in Fox land we are taking time off. My family and I are enjoying the first winter snows, and reflecting on what a couple of years it has been. We hope you stay well and safe. In the new year I’ll be back. I plan more posts on craft than ever. And more for… Read more »
5 Books To Gift to Your Favorite Writer
‘Tis the season…to find the perfect gift. And what better thing to buy for your favorite writer than a writing-related book that will help them on their journey? Here are my recommendations for books available widely, on Amazon, Bookshop(you’ll find each of these titles at this link, with the exception of Create, which you’ll find here),… Read more »
BOOdles of Fun
Yes, I know – Halloween is over. But it does feel like this Halloween was even more of a needed treat than usual, doesn’t it? As a member of the Spooky Middle Grade authors group, I believe that kids love spooky books for good reason: learning how to be scared of things when you can… Read more »
Playing In The Sandbox: Canva
I really love YouTube self-help videos. I’ve fixed the door latch on a microwave, figured out what was wrong with my dishwasher so I could tell the appliance guy what part to order, and decided which computer would be my next purchase. I also love Canva. I love design, and color – for me, playing… Read more »
Fun Stuff: Give-Aways
I have some spiffy new bookplates! They’re small enough to fit on the book’s endpapers but large enough for really generous personalization. If you’ve bought any of my books and would like one of these, let me know with personalization details and I’ll get one out to you. And for Carry Me Home – I… Read more »