This week, I got some great news related to my upper middle grade fantasy manuscript, Lang Sawyer and the Den of Nostromo! I was selected for the Mentor round of the Pitch Wars contest through YA author Brenda Drake's website. This means for the next month, I'll be working with middle grade author Jen Swann Downey … Continue reading Exciting Announcement!
*A word of explanation: A few months ago, a teacher friend asked me for book recommendations for her daughter. I suggested Holly Black and Tony DiTerlizzi's wonderful Spiderwick Chronicles. Yesterday in my mailbox at school, there appeared a delightful, handwritten note from the girl thanking me for telling her about the books, and sharing how … Continue reading Dear Virginia,