November 12, 2016

I am currently working on a new book--one that is a bit different from the discovery of fairies. While I delve into a different place in my mind, where a small east coast town is secretly being observed by gargoyles, I forget about the magic of the fairies. But then, a...

April 20, 2015

 

I have been an educator for more than ten years. I just love working with children. Their imaginations are vivid and they love to learn. I have been substituting lately and many of the teachers have introduced me as "the teacher and author", sharing my book with them....

April 13, 2015

Just like the main character Claire in my book, "The Fairies of Turtle Creek", I look to science to explain what I see around me. However, I also believe that there is a certain amount of magic in the world. I see it every day when I take a walk, especially now that it...

December 3, 2014

I'm often asked where I got the inspiration for for my first book, The Fairies of Turtle Creek. Living in Dallas, Texas, with beautiful Turtle Creek nearby, I always say that  place helped form my story. The twisted tree roots and rolling periwinkle vines are  somewher...

December 1, 2014

I’ve been living in a shed for the past two years.

 

Well, not literally, but I feel like it. I'm writing a book where the main character hides  in a shed and watches his beloved. Putting myself in his shoes, I am there, with the cobwebs and the spiders that made them,...

November 13, 2014

 

 

Book signings are exciting. There's really nothing more gratifying than actually meeting people who are interested in my book. Sure, it's a process of repeating my elevator speech over and over, being a salesperson of my own work, and bringing out my warmest, sparkli...

November 13, 2013

I am a very blessed person to have loyal writing partners. We have been writing together since 2010, which is rare. We have formed a very special and elite writers' salon called "The Little Read Writing Hood" (www.thelittlereadwritinghood.com). We met in the Creative W...

October 16, 2013

 

I love throwing a good party. Always have. And sure, I can put on a lovely dinner for a few other couples or a barbecue for neighborhood families, but my favorite is a party with a theme!

 

Now, being an author, I'm all about themes. I've been living 'in the fairy realm...

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