MORE 'WRITING' POSTS
My brand-new emotionally complex and deeply researched historical middle-grade novel, Light Comes to Shadow Mountain, started life on the page—and in my mind—as a picture book.
In 2023, in our current era of censorship and aggressive attempts at book banning, perhaps it’s the most revolutionary thing we can do: speak. Or listen.
Check out how the two authors, from different generations, approached the classic brand and developed the different characters.
Reading the classics is hard for some people. For a lot of people. And a lot of people simply won’t pick them up. That’s okay.
Many teenagers in this day and age not only understand that politics will impact their world, but that they can in turn, impact politics.
At times, life presents us with opportunities disguised as challenges. If we leap, we just might find solid ground and oh so much happiness.
To some people beginning with an image before writing the story might seem strange. But I have always been a visual person and drawing my way towards the story and solutions in my stories, works best for me.
Thank you to SLJ’s TLT, and Amanda MacGregor in particular, for allowing me to discuss several topics related to my debut, YA novel, FATIMA TATE TAKES THE CAKE. It was released June 13th, 2023, by Holiday House. The main character, Fatima, is a seventeen-year-old high school senior who aspires to become a pastry chef, contrary […]
Who are you when so much of your life is about image? When do you get to be you?
When I began to write All the Dead Lie Down, I was imagining what it would be like to have anxiety and be dropped into the middle of an actual Gothic novel.