Inhale, Exhale

As 2016 comes to a close, I find myself taking a deep breath. It was an adventurous year for me—I got an agent, I dove headlong into writing a new novel, and I started a career as a writing...

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Tinkering with Words

A few weeks ago, I was thrilled to discover A Mighty Girl blog had listed one of my early readers, Robot, Go Bot!, among its 25 Books Starring Science-Loving Mighty Girls. I love that readers are finding this book an inspiration...

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Humpback Moments

One of the perks of being a writer is that you can coin new phrases, put them out in the world, and hope they catch on... humpback moment: (noun) an unexpected wave of emotionHere’s how the phrase originated. My family...

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Star Wars Was Always for the Girls

 In my constant quest to uncover successful storytelling, I’m always fascinated by those stories that have worked their way into our cultural fabric. Think Alice in Wonderland, Harry Potter, Wizard of Oz, Frankenstein. And of course, Star Wars.The original...

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Writers are Birds

Writers are birds. That’s what I decided today while watching the flurry at the bird feeders outside my office window.Each type of bird has a very different way of taking seed from the feeders. Clearly, for birds, there’s not...

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