My Life in 8 Words
Q. What is your motto or maxim?
A. Dare yourself to step beyond the comfort zone.
Q. What is your greatest achievement?
A. Raising my kids well.
Q. Who is your favorite fictional villain?
A. Long John Silver. I love that he's so ambiguous, it's hard to know if he's a good guy or a bad guy all the way through.
Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?
A. Spending time with people I love doing whatever we feel like doing, even if it is nothing at all.
Q. If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you choose to be?
A. There are so many places I love to be, it's hard to say. The Italian alps sound pretty cool, though.
November 08, 2012A couple weeks ago, I got to meet with a book group for the first time. They first contacted me a month earlier. They went to the library to get a suggestion for the next book to read, and the librarian not only pointed out my book, but told them I was local and might come talk to them. Thank goodness for libraries and great librarians!
The thing about being a writer, is you create your books off in private somewhere, and it isn’t until much, much later that you find out how readers feel about your book. This was one of my... see more
September 06, 2012The Big Bodacious Blog Tour has begun. Okay, so maybe it’s not that big. And maybe nobody has used the word “bodacious” since sometime in the mid ’80s.
Whatever. The point is, I have blog appearances lined up, some of which have already happened, and some that are coming up! So keep checking in, and I will keep adding in the links as they appear! And thank you, to all the great blogs and bloggers out there that have hosted me.
Here’s the list so far. Click on the title of each to read the interview in its entirety.
On August 27th, I appeared on see more
August 27, 2012Things have been happening in this last week before my release. The fall books are coming out from all the publishing houses right now. It is an exciting time for readers, but a little scary for authors; it is so easy to get lost in the shuffle.
I have been fortunate enough to have KATERINA’S WISH appear on FOUR wonderful lists in the last few weeks!
First, KIRKUS REVIEWS was kind enough to choose it as one of their
TOP TEN MIDDLE-GRADE BOOKS FOR AUGUST! Previous to... see more
August 21, 2012I'm so exciting to see my book, KATERINA'S WISH finally launching from the wonderful launch pad of Margaret K. McElderry Books here at Simon and Schuster. In celebration of this event, my blogging friends are throwing me a LAUNCH PARTY over at the EMU's Debuts blog from August 20-24! There will be interviews, a virtual reading, experiments with cooking, a book give-away, and at least one downloadable party favor.
And mostly, there will be lots of celebrating, because it's not every day that your debut book comes into the world. So drop by and celebrate with us.