I imagine some writers don’t have to revise their books much. Stephen King comes to mind. I just read a book of his with a time travel theme (11-22-63) that was over 800 pages. I can’t imagine revising all those pages. But for me, revision is an essential part of my writing process. And I … More About Revision
On April 17th and 18th at 3:00 pm EST, noon on the west coast, authors published by Desert Palm Press will read from and discuss our works. I’ll be reading on Sunday the 18th, the last reader in the program, from The Weaver’s Daughter. There will also be prizes – autographed books, e-books, audiobooks, and … More Desert Palm Press Authors Read
The author roundtable on KSQD’s Talk of the Bay yesterday, in which I discuss my writing with two other local authors, is still available. The podcast can be accessed at: https://ksqd.org/the-writing-life-local-writers-talk-shop/
Today on KSQD 90.7 FM Community Radio 5 pm Pacific:What does it take to start your first book? When do you know it’s ready to publish? How do you find a publisher or learn to self-publish? How do you find your readers? Is writing a career or just a side venture? Suki Wessling, host, will … More Today on KSQD
The Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards are presented by Jenkins Group and IndependentPublisher.com, who say: “The Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards are intended to bring increased recognition to exemplary children’s books and their creators, and to support childhood literacy and life-long reading. The Awards recognize and reward the best of these books and bring them to the attention of … More More on the Moonbeam Award
The Weaver’s Daughter was awarded a Bronze medal in the E-book category for pre-teen readers! It will soon have a sticker on the cover. You can see the awards on the Moonbeam Awards website. Scroll down. It’s near the bottom of the page.
My friend and local children’s author, Linda Covella, interviewed me about The Weaver’s Daughter and my writing process on her blog. Linda was the main organizer of the two local children’s author Book Fairs held at the Santa Cruz library in recent years. Please take a look at my interview and explore her blog.
The Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) is running an event called Bookstop. Books for children of all ages are featured on the pages with links to buy them. Perfect holiday gifts for any child in your life. Go to SCBWI.org to see all the books. If you want to see the page … More SCBWI Bookstop
AJ Adair, sister author with Desert Palm Press, invited me to write a guest post on her blog. It’s now up and running and you can take a look at my post as well as information about her books in a very different genre. Anyone who wants to be on my email list for future … More Guest Blog Post
I enjoyed this picture book and young children will too. The illustrations are wonderful. Mask and no mask versions in a flip format make the book appropriate for any time. It’s great to see the children able to get outside and play, in spite of the pandemic.