I made it to the Expo yesterday. Though less prepared and more harried than I had wanted to be. I had ordered t-shirts to sell along with my books, but they did not arrive in time, despite the express delivery and promise of being delivered earlier in the week (I still don’t have them). Also, the night before the Expo, I nicked myself while cleaning a kitchen knife (I’m ok, folks!), which ate into the time I had left to pack and practice. In the morning, with very little time left to get to my destination, I wanted a bite of something and stopped to get a donut, a blueberry muffin (to cancel out the donut), and a coffee. But once I got through the door of the Expo, I was told I could help myself to donuts and coffee! Just my luck.Continue reading “Hanover Book Expo 2021 Wrap-up”
Coming soon is the Hanover Book Expo. I’m looking forward to attending, meeting fellow authors, and connect with new readers of Shadows Within!
I will also be speaking.
Date: November 13, 10am-2pm.
I’ll see you there!
I have momentum to finish another round of editing by early next month. This round is focused on the beginning chapters. I had to take a different approach than the initial draft. Nothing was wasted. I’m excited by this new version which not only adds more tension from the start but also puts something that has been a question I’ve had for many years. And it’s addressed in the beginning.
The question is, how does a person go up to a stranger and bite them? Think about it–a decent person has been made a vampire and now must feed on human blood, how does that person go about it? It’s not hypothetical to our protagonist Reed Williams who must do just that.
Do you have a strategy? What would you do?
In episode 55 of Working Title podcast, I chat with children’s author Meg Medina. Having written for teens, then middle grade, then onto picture books, she now adds chapter books to her bibliography.Continue reading “Interview with Author Meg Medina”
For National Poetry Month, I chat with poet and novelist Vernon Wildy in episode 54 of Working Title podcast. He discusses using this month each year to hone his craft of free verse by trying other forms of poetry, such as sonnets.Continue reading “Interview with Poet Vernon Wildy”