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The Story Behind the Story

I’ve been invited to do a series of author talks in Brisbane Libraries in March 2015. Besides being thrilled (and a little nervous), it’s made me think about what sparked a three-year writing and editing marathon that ended up as ‘Baby Farm’. 658 more words


In Order to Be a Writer, You Have to...Write

Wednesday night I attended a SCBWI talk that author Carolyn Crimi gave,  titled “Failure Is the Only Option: Learning to Embrace the Learning Process and Grow As a Writer.” She was so great. 437 more words


When What You Write Is Not What You Know

At the SCBWI-IL author panel discussion I attended last Friday night, I was introduced to authors Natasha Tarpley, Claudia Guadalupe Martinez, Crystal Chan… 394 more words


Let Me Introduce You to...SCBWI and The Book Stall

I want to say I’m good at follow through and that I take advice just as often as I give it. But sometimes I fail. Or my memory to do something with said advice fails. 379 more words

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What to Expect When You're...Reading My Blog

Greetings all!

As my “about page” mentions, I intend to share my thoughts on writing, childhood experiences and stories and creative community. I will also post book reviews, interviews with people in the field as well as feature schools which offer degrees in Children’s Literature, and happenings and relevant job openings in the Chicagoland area. 73 more words

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