I just completed my last Skype visits of 2019. Eight months of the year, on the first Friday of the month, I talk to kids all over the country about writing and how my debut book, “Adrian Simcox Does NOT Have a Horse,” came to be. I decided shortly after the book was published, that […]
I love Halloween. It’s honestly my favorite holiday. Nothing lights up my life like getting old Jack out of the decoration bin and plugging him in that first night of October (Jack was our one Halloween decoration in my house when I was a kid, and I loved him then and still do.) I also […]
Last Friday was one of my First Friday Skype days, and I wrote this while I was between calls with some awesome kids. I decided after my first book came out that I would offer four, free, Skype visits on the first Friday of each month, on a first-come, first-served, basis. This choice was made […]
Thank you to Caroline Starr Rose for featuring my book on her blog! Read the full interview here.
I can’t believe it’s been a whole year. What a wonderful, exciting time it has been watching my first book make its little way in the world. I’m forever grateful to everyone who bought the book, checked it out from a library, recommended it, reviewed it, read it to a child. Thank you! I recently […]
I was scrolling Twitter the other day when I came across a few friends discussing a book titled “Rest: Why You Get More Done When You Work Less,” and I smugly thought to myself that, based on that title alone, I’m perfectly on track to get a ton of work done this summer. Now, I […]
I’m away from home for three whole days (!) with just my doggo for company, and I’m having all the feels, mostly because the last time I was in this little town in southwestern Ohio, I was in a very different place professionally. I came here ten years ago, nervously leaving my toddler and baby […]
Hey friends, I have some exciting news to share. I’m officially “on submission” with a brand-new project, a middle grade novel! I’ve been explaining what this means to friends and family, so I thought it might be a good time to do a post on the nitty-gritty of this process. As you might expect, books […]