Archive for the ‘Miscellaneous’ Category

AROHO: Writing in the Desert

I’m back from the desert, with a laptop full of new words, a head full of wonderful memories, and a whole lot of photos to share. AROHO stands for “A room of her own,” a concept first introduced in an … Continue reading

Lone Star Literary Life: An Interview

Happy August, friends! I am slowly melting down here in Texas as temperatures rise. The need for snow cones and ice cream increases exponentially with each degree, and Blue Bell is currently out of business… so it’s a more miserable … Continue reading

Oh, The Places I’ll Go This Summer

Happy June! It’s the season of sun, kids asking to be driven to the pool, sleeping in… and drafting brand new novels, for me. I’ll be checking back in from time to time with writing news and personal summer updates, … Continue reading

Finishing the Questions at Mr. Schu’s Blog!

Oh, May, how can you be so full? As a mom with two kids juggling end-of-school year stuff and a writer fighting to create, I don’t know why May always sneaks up on me and shocks me with its stressfulness. … Continue reading

Books and People I Love: AWP15 & TLA Conference Pics

Howdy, friends! The past few weeks have been amazing. Nightingale’s Nest won the Texas Institute of Letters award (I already bookmarked the award money for new bookshelves, yippee!), I went to the huge AWP conference in Minneapolis to serve on … Continue reading

Nightingale’s Nest and the Texas Institute of Letters!

I am back from a whirlwind week at the huge AWP conference in Minneapolis (It rained! It snowed! I made an idiot of myself over several famous authors!), and I’ll post a bit more about that later… but yesterday was … Continue reading

An Unforgettable YA Writing Residency: Nova Ren Suma at the Writing Barn this Fall

Hi, writer friends! I am delighted to announce that the lovely Lynne Kelly and I will be guest teaching authors at a week-long writing residency program this fall at The Writing Barn in Austin, Texas. And Nova Ren Suma, who … Continue reading

Best of Books in Edmond: Signing, Snakes, Superstar Librarians and a Reader I’ll Never Forget

Wow! I’m just getting caught up on my blog posts about last week’s Oklahoma wonderment! I have to admit, I have more fun in Oklahoma than anywhere else these days. Possibly because the librarians are so passionate and engaged with … Continue reading

Writing about Wish Girl

I’m very pleased to send you away from my blog today to read what I wrote at the Nerdy Book Club blog instead. It’s got all sorts of stuff about my wild childhood, the books that changed me, and what … Continue reading

Rejected Fan Mail, or What To Do if I Don’t Answer Your Email

Hello!! I have been having theĀ  MOST FUN January ever. Also the busiest one! You see, I went to Norman, Oklahoma, and spent two weeks visiting with the coolest readers and aspiring young writers, and meeting and chatting with the … Continue reading