Fun Stuff

Just For Fun!

I am part of a collective of authors who write “spooky books.” I love these other authors – and their books! Kim Ventrella, who is part of this group, is super-savvy when it comes to social media fun, and she turned me on to this cool site. Take a look at what I did to… Read more »

Time Travel

One of the more popular science fiction tropes is that of time travel. Is it possible? What would happen if it were? How, in fact, does time work? The idea of time travel is exactly what I wanted to explore with the Death’s Head Watch in The Artifact Hunters. Einstein’s Theories of Time Albert Einstein,… Read more »

We Interrupt Our Regularly Scheduled Programming…

Edited to add: check out the links in the comments. We’re updating regularly! And if you are an author or illustrator looking to add to this list, please do comment or contact me. Thanks! Wow. What a world. I don’t know about you, but things are changing in my domain at a rapid clip. With… Read more »

Haunted House!! A Spooky Guest Post

Ready for Halloween? I grew up in a haunted house. Yup, really. Free-lance writer Sally Diamond has written a spooky-fun guest post on… Surviving the Night at a Haunted House Did you know that 45% of Americans believe in ghosts and haunted houses. Have you ever spent the night somewhere that felt creepy? Maybe something just didn’t… Read more »

Teachers & Librarians! STEM Activities & Giveaway!

To celebrate the coming of summer and teachers and librarians everywhere, Curious City has put together a great new activity kit – and a giveaway – for my VOLCANO DREAMS: A STORY OF YELLOWSTONE. Here are the details: The giveaway for a copy of VOLCANO DREAMS (we have 35 to give!) runs until 5/28/19. To… Read more »

Ghosts In Yellowstone!

Hi everyone! Sally Diamond has written this piece – to inspire your ghostly writing – on tracking down those ghosts that haunt Yellowstone (yes, there are many spooky stories in the Park.) About Sally: “I spent over a decade working in web design before taking a step back to focus on home and family. These… Read more »

Resolutions 2019: Get Organized!

Ok, yes, it’s February, and you’re probably already feeling guilty about those New Year’s resolutions. But in my view February is an even better month to change something up. The weather’s lousy, the kids are in school, the decorations are put away…and now nobody’s judging you. As creatives – or librarians or teachers or parents… Read more »