SCBWI BookStop

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

PEACE TRAIN

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

The Weaver’s Daughter is an Immigration Story

I started writing The Weaver’s Daughter several years ago. At that time, the number of immigrants arriving at the U.S. southern border, while high, was less than it is today. Ixchel, the young Maya heroine of my story, began her journey for some of the same reasons which drive many other migrants. She wanted the … More The Weaver’s Daughter is an Immigration Story

Guest Blog Post

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