La sezione “Fiaba straniera” ha visto trionfare SYLVIE PATIENCE di Santa Cruz che vince con “Jumping Jaden” perché il sapore della magia, indispensabile ingrediente di tante fiabe celebri, si mescola armoniosamente alla storia narrata in cui il protagonista – un bimbo timido – sogna di riuscire finalmente a saltare più in alto dei suoi compagni … More International Fairy Tale Prize
I’m working on a new book project together with my friend Elizabeth. She’s an asylum seeker from El Salvador who’s been in Santa Cruz for a little over a year. Her story is one of tragedy, overcoming horrible difficulties, and amazing resilience. We’ve only just begun the project, but you can hear a little of … More Seeking Asylum
I’ve just signed a contract with Paper Angel Press to publish my upper middle grade historical novel The Double Crossing. I’m excited to be able to introduce young readers to my fictional characters Hannah and David and their adventures, including stopping a Nazi spy mission. At the same time, readers will learn about the true … More The Double Crossing
Here’s news from a couple of my local organizations. Santa Cruz residents can learn about the Santa Cruz Welcoming Network this Thursday, April 28th by tuning in to our community radio station, KSQD 90.7 for Talk of the Bay with Rachel Goodman from five to six p.m. The Welcoming Network is an all-volunteer organization helping … More Upcoming events
Today, Sunday April 24th, is the day to catch Desert Palm Press authors, including me, reading from our books. Also reading are Laury A. Egan, Toni Draper, Lynda Lyons, and Rae D. Magdon. You can tune in at noon, PSA, at this link: https://www.facebook.com/DesertPalmPress. Hope to see you there.
I’ll be reading from my work in progress, The Double Crossing, historical fiction for ages ten to fourteen. The story tells of a Jewish boy and girl escaping HItler’s Germany in 1939. They board the ship St. Louis, headed for Cuba, where they become friends, encounter and foil a spy plot, and ultimately are not … More Upcoming Author Reading
This is a great website for information about literary agents who represent children’s authors. Natalie interviews agents and there are usually agent query critique giveaways offered. I just discovered it and subscribed. Highly recommended for all you aspiring writers of books for kids of all ages.
Sorry for the late notice on this one. My publisher, Desert Palm Press, is helping to sponsor readings by their authors. The first of the series is today. To view the reading, go to: https://www.facebook.com/DesertPalmPress. I will be reading from The Weaver’s Daughter, along with several other authors, on April 24th.
If you haven’t read Toto’s Tale and True Chronicle of Oz, here’s the chance to get the e-book for the special sale price of $2.99. Smashwords is having a one week sale and I’m participating. This is the link to my Smashwords page where you can order the book. It’s a fun read for children … More Smashwords Sale
Yesterday I had the opportunity to read at the Pages and P.J.s event at Santa Cruz Gardens elementary school. It’s an evening event where children and families come in their pajamas to hear authors and others read. I’d read in a couple of these events a few years ago. It was wonderful to be able … More Pages and P.J.s