School Visits and Staying Motivated!

The month of September was spectacular for me as I had some really special opportunities to visit schools.  Both NEMS and Hinkle Creek Elementary invited me to visit and work with students.  During both visits, I was able to share with students mistakes I made during my first drafts of Seas Apart and how after several revisions, reached the final published book.  It seemed like it was very eye-opening to them that revision isn’t isolated to a learning experience in Language Arts class.  We all have to try and try again in many aspects of life, writing included. “What motivates you?” and “What do you do when you are stuck… Read More

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Seas Apart in Dayton, Ohio!

What an honor to be included as an author for this event!  Friends, if you live in Ohio or know someone that does, please share on social media.  This event will have multiple authors inspiring children to read and write.  Let’s make this event spectacular! The Shoppes of Beavercreek 2720 Towne Drive # 200 Beavercreek, OH 45431 Barnes & Noble Author Event Saturday September 23, 2017 2:00 PM (Childrens, Teens)  Event Description Today we will be hosting our first of three local author signings. This first group of authors have books published in the juvenile and teen genres. They will be signing copies of their books, talking about their work, and… Read More

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Seas Apart Sequel Sneak Peak and Upcoming Event

He scrubbed the spot, back and forth, back and forth for what seemed like an eternity.  The skillet was old and had many stains on it, but this one spot was like acid on his soul.   It reminded him of the feeling of having a hole in his heart, the pain would never completely go away, but he could make it work.  He could get through his days, and the skillet would still cook his meals. – Prologue, Book Two Upcoming Seas Apart book signing at Barnes & Noble Beavercreek just outside of Dayton, Ohio on Saturday, September 23rd, 2pm.  

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Reflections of BookExpo and BookCon

It’s hard to believe I’ve been home two weeks already.  Wow!  I’m so grateful that I was able to attend this amazing event; especially the Children’s Author Breakfast.  This panel of authors, Savannah Guthrie, Jennifer Weiner, Marieke Nijkamp, Jason Reynolds, and Isla Fisher, were so inspiring – I could listen to Jason Reynolds speak ALL DAY!  Here are some of their upcoming books that I’m sure many of my teacher friends will want to borrow (anytime)! The host (and author) of this event was none other than, Savannah Guthrie.  It was so fun to see her again after working together so many years ago.  So happy for her and her… Read More

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