Every Sunday I post a devotion that reflects my belief in God and His place as Lord of my life as a Christian.And when Peter came to himself, he said, “Now I know for sure that the Lord has sent forth His angel and rescued me from the hand of Herod and from all that... Continue Reading →
Big Time Rush Fan Loves New Book!
The popular Nickelodeon singing group Big Time Rush was a fun book to write. My objective in writing biographies for children is to only write about people who are good role models. Everything I researched about them showed them to be good role models. I admit, I like to laugh at silly innocent things like pies... Continue Reading →
Bluffton-Harrison Middle School Eighth Graders Learn Writing Tips
It’s a thrilling opportunity to spend time talking to students about writing. Recently, the 8th grade Language Arts teacher at Bluffton Middle School where I work, Cathy Micklitsch, invited me to speak to her students about the subject of writing and my writing career. Caption: My new book from Purple Toad Publishing: biography of popular singing... Continue Reading →
Want to get students to read? Invite Medusa!
I’m not too proud to pull out all of the stops to inspire kids to read. That includes wearing a head full of snakes—rubber snakes, that is! As the author of 3 books on Greek gods – Hades, Hephaestus, Hermes, I’ve decided to create one of the creepiest characters in Greek mythology to tell kids... Continue Reading →
Middle Schooler Loves Reading about Greek God Hades!
When I spotted Ava, a 7th grader at my school, reading my book on the Greek god Hades, I asked her a) if she liked the book (Yes!) b) if she would take a form to her parent to sign which would give me permission to take a photo of her reading my book and... Continue Reading →
New Children’s Books Promote Health & Good Role Models
For the past several months I’ve worked with a new children’s book publisher, Purple Toad Publishing (http://purpletoadpublishing.net/). The editor, Cynthia Cope, is great! She replies to my emails and is friendly and pays promptly—something every writer enjoys! Better yet, she has assigned me to write two Middle Grade books for her company that were recently... Continue Reading →