Writing Craft Tips: Character

This week – older content on character. I hope it helps! Voice Voice is such an important aspect of character so here are a few of these posts: Voice and tone What is voice? Avoid headhopping Backstory Backstory is one of the key elements to creating a rich and compelling character: Character motivations and backstories… Read more »

Special Coaching Offer!

Are you writing a spooky middle grade novel this November? I have a special coaching offer just for you! As you know, I’ve written two acclaimed spooky middle grade novels, and am a member of the Spooky Middle Grade Authors group. I’m also a book coach! I’m offering a chance for you to craft a… Read more »

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 »

An Interview with Angie Smibert

I’m delighted to host Angie Smibert, whose next spooky book, THE TRUCE, is out today! I’m going to dive right in……. Please give us a brief summary of THE TRUCE. This is probably a bit more set up than summary. (Don’t want to give away any spoilers.) In the third book of the Ghosts of… Read more »

Upcoming Author Appearances!

I’ll be making some author-type appearances in the month of April, and want to share that schedule with you! On April 7, I’ll be speaking to the Newcomers’ Club of Bozeman, MT, at noon, talking about writing and publishing in the children’s book world today. April 16, 2PM, I’ll be speaking and signing books at… Read more »