Archive for the ‘People I Love’ Category

Nightingale’s Nest Launch Party and Blog Tour Updates

Oh, friends, I am one tired little bird. But it’s  the lovely kind of tired you get from having one of your life’s great dreams come true, so I am NOT complaining! I am happy tired. I spent the weekend … Continue reading

If the Question is SCBWI, the Answer is YES.

I just spent a day and a half in the company of some of the most talented, resourceful, creative, highly-skilled writers and illustrators in Texas (although some of them were from the Northeast, Oklahoma, California, etc., drawn into the vortex … Continue reading

Ready or Not, 2014 is Here!

And I am SO not ready. The paperback for Sinister Sweetness releases in about two weeks. Nightingale’s Nest releases at the end of February. My first round of edits for Book #3 (Wish Girl, but the title is one of … Continue reading

November: School Visits, Keynote Coolness, Peruvian Stuff, & Goats

I’m sorry, dear blog readers. I have neglected you for an entire month! I had a lot going on this month, including company from overseas and cookie recipes to perfect for the Exquisite Long-Awaited Season of Baking that’s just ahead. … Continue reading

Famous Authors and Goats: October Shenanigans!

Howdy, friends! October was a fun month. It started off with a great local event, a winetasting fundraiser for the Dripping Springs Community Library. I emcee’d (a first time for everything!) for special guest, Texas-based singer-songwriter, editor, and author Kasey … Continue reading

Author Visit Time: Happiness is Hico, Texas

So far in my writing career, I’ve discovered a lot of things about myself, my work, and my audience of middle grade readers. But this week, I discovered something about my home state. It all started when I was invited … Continue reading

Writer Friends with Great Books: Lori Ann Stephens

Every once in a while, a friend of mine – either online or real life – sends me a manuscript to critique or a new book to read. I almost always find myself holding my breath as I open to … Continue reading

Happy Birthday to Splendid Academy!

What a year! One year ago today, my first book came out. It was an amazing day. I went with my 92 year-old Grandma to the closest bookstore, where she bought a copy. (I told her I’d give her one, … Continue reading

A Celebration of Bridget Zinn + POISON Giveaway

A few years ago, when I was going through the process of looking for an agent and then an editor, I started noticing some names popping up over and over again on the websites and twitter feeds I haunted. (I’m … Continue reading

Splendid Events in May!

Hiya! I’m back, just to show a couple of pictures from recent events, and share a couple of things I read that I thought were amazing. First, I’ve been having fun – writing, yes, but also doing some short talks, … Continue reading