Thursday, February 19, 2015

Project Title Unknown

I am finally getting to the revision of my middle grade novel about a young girl named Abigail Cox who moves onto a peculiar street with her mother, stepfather, and stepbrother who she has a love/hate relationship with.  The street, Hilltop Court, is inhabited by a group of unusual people who are all trying to solve the mystery behind the disappearance of a boy named Lucas Dubois.

Monday, February 9, 2015

Pete vs. Nolan: Battle of My Inner Voices Picture Book

Note from the Author:
Before you begin reading, let me help you to find your inner voice.  Your inner voice or your voice of reason helps you to make the right choices.  It talks you through each and every moment in your life.  Sometimes, this voice can speak to you negatively making you feel unhappy.  Other times, this voice can speak to you very positively making you feel happy and excited.  
To find it, read each sentence below without actually opening your mouth.
I am awesome.
I am unique and strong.
I promise to always listen to my positive voice.
Did you hear it?  It's the voice inside your head that only you can hear.

I hope after reading this story, you remember the importance of your positive voice.  You are what you think.  And what you think, you become.  Enjoy.
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SCBWI and more..

I have been a member of the SCBWI since 2004.  I have attended a number of conferences and have had the opportunity to meet many very talented writers and illustrators.  Some of the most memorable have been:  Tomie dePaola, Marc Brown, Ann Brashares, Jerry Spinelli, Leeza Hernandez, and Marie-Louise Gay.

I have also had the unique opportunity to work with Canadian writer, Richard Scrimger.  He mentored me through the revision of my novel, Footprints of Terra.  I will never forgot when he said to me, "You are playing in the big leagues."  Thanks, Richard.

Sunday, February 8, 2015

The writing continues...

I'm working on a new writing project inspired by Mental Health.  The project is about a young girl who suffers from an anxiety disorder.  Her parents are compassionate but lack the experience to be able to relate to their daughter's struggles.  With her acceptance, they enroll her in a summer program with hopes of getting her the help she needs to live a fulfilling, adventurous life.

On her journey, she meets other teens just like her and learns that she is not alone.  She experiences many feelings such as sadness, forgiveness, anger, and love as she searches for happiness.

Each chapter will include activities that readers can complete to help them in their pursuit of happiness.