Author Archives

Teacher, writer, mother. Not necessarily in that order. I blog here and on Huffington Post.

  • Damned if you do…

    I’ve been waiting for a call or an e-mail about a manuscript that is currently with an editor at “a big publishing house.” How that all happened is a bizarre story that I will tell once I find out the status… Read More ›

  • Colorado On My Mind

    I’ve had Colorado on my mind and not in a John Denver kind of way. The horrible events of this past weekend have filled the papers and the internet with stories of survival, tragedy, and tremendous pain.  I read each one… Read More ›

  • A Dear John Letter

    Want to know how a book can affect someone? Here’s my letter to John Green after his book, The Fault in our Stars created havoc in the school where I teach. For the record, he did respond to me and… Read More ›

  • Bejeweled and Other Distractions

    I think most writers are procastinators. I mean, more than likely there are some people that can work without a deadline, finish articles and manuscripts without downing tankloads of caffeeine, but for the most part, in my experience, writers can… Read More ›

  • Writing Elves

    Neil Gaiman once spoke about magical writing elves that appear in the night while an author sleeps. These are elves who miraculously finish the manuscript that author is working on. Most struggling writers want to believe in that myth. As you’re stuck in… Read More ›