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
This was taken at the border wall at Playas de Tijuana. In late October and early November, I joined the Peace Train on a trip through Mexico, visiting the wall and a refugee center housing children and families waiting to cross the border. We traveled with some of the children on the train and participated … More Back Again
SCBWI is the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. It’s our international organization with chapters all over the US and the world. Bookstop is an annual event featuring hundreds of books for children by SCBWI members. So many books, so much to read. #SCBWIBookStop is here with tons of books readers will enjoy. Check … More SCBWI BookStop
Since I wrote The Weaver’s Daughter, the situation at the border in Tijuana has changed dramatically. There are thousands of migrants from Mexico, Central America, Haiti, and many other parts of the world waiting in camps and shelters at this border city for an opportunity to seek asylum in the United States. Climate change resulting … More PEACE TRAIN