News!

There’s been all sorts of exciting No Safety related news in the past week! First of all, have you seen the awesome book site? If not, go there right now! Once you’re there, you will find the AWESOME BOOK TRAILER! I am so excited about this! There will be a launch event for No Safety on June…

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The Return Plot Board

Finishing the Hat, or What Revision Means to Me

I’m knee deep in the revision process, so I thought I would blog about some of the tools I use in revision. Sure, there’s the usual marking up of written text, but not at the beginning. At the beginning, I really try to re-vision the project, and to do that, I break the story and…

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Cover Image for The Pack

The Dogs of THE PACK!

Welcome to my new webpage! With shiny new blog! I’m so excited with how it came out—I hope you like it! This week, Dogs of the Drowned City Book 2, The Pack, was released and to celebrate, this week’s blog is about the new packmates Shep meets in this story! Just to refresh your memory,…

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Ah, How Times Have Changed…

On today’s blog, I want to talk about the passage of time. My husband is a high school English teacher and he is big into integrating technology into his classroom. It is astounding the things that schools can offer today—not only online research or sharing documents wirelessly over an intranet, but interactive textbooks and virtual…

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And the winner is…

And the winner of the DOGS OF THE DROWNED CITY contest is… KAITLYN MARTIN! Congratulations, Kaitlyn! And since I just visited the Scholastic offices and received copies of all three of the DOGS books, I will send you signed copies of the entire series! And a bookmark! Hooray! Kaitlyn’s winning entry is below: She is a Golden Retriever named…

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Why I Love Bad First Drafts

I woke up at around five in the morning the other day (ugh) thinking about the importance of Bad First Drafts. (Anne Lamott’s famous term involved more swear words, appropriately enough) I had lunch with a friend last week who mentioned that she was stuck with her novel and had stopped writing it. As we…

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CONTEST!

    It’s the final day of my WEEK OF DOGS blog series! And that means it’s time for the big CONTEST ANNOUNCEMENT! One lucky winner will receive a signed copy of The Storm, a signed advance copy ofThe Pack, and a series bookmark featuring the covers of all three books! Two runners up will receive…

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