Archive for the ‘People I Love’ 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

Summer So Far: Pretty Darn Amazing

Wow. This summer has been one for the books, pun intended. Not only did I take my family on a trip to British Columbia and Washington State… … but while I was away, the Writer’s League of Texas notified me … Continue reading

Tornadoes and Tigers: My Most Exciting School Visit Week Yet

Wow! I may be the luckiest author in the world. Well, okay, in MY neck of the woods, anyway. But I couldn’t believe how wonderful last week in Edmond and Oklahoma City was. I took a ton of pictures at … Continue reading

Failure and Success: Dancing With the Beautiful One

On the inside door of my writing desk, I have an assortment of pictures, drawings, lists, and poetry. Each item taped on the door, as well as those items in the cabinets by my head, has a special meaning. But … 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

Guest Blog Post: Kirby Larson’s Friend Friday!

One of my favorite things about being an author is the chance to meet (even if it’s only online) some of the world’s nicest, smartest, and most generous writers. Today, I have the great pleasure to be the guest post-er … 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

A Wish Come True: Wish Girl Reviews, Launch Party Pics, and More!

WOW! This weekend was a whirlwind of friends, family, readers, librarians, and teachers braving the icy roads and rain to welcome Wish Girl, and my friend Jo Whittemore’s new book Colonial Madness, into the world! It was wonderful, and you … Continue reading

Wish Girl Enters the World!

Oh, my. Today is the book birthday of my third book. This one is different in so many ways from my others, and the feelings I have today are much more nuanced than in years past. When my debut novel … Continue reading