Tag Archives: fiction

BRB; I have to finish sniffling over this Harry Potter thread

I came across this exchange this afternoon while wasting time online (be warned that the image below contains a curse word): My first reaction to this thread was to tear up a little. Like most Harry Potter fans, Rubeus Hagrid … Continue reading

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Writing update: Work is underway on ‘The Mountain of Dempsey Molehill’

I took some time off work last week to get to know Dempsey Molehill. Dempsey lives in Pickettstown, Illinois, and just started fifth grade at Pickettstown Unit School. Even though it’s June in the rest of Illinois, it’s August right … Continue reading

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Rainbow colored men, ‘boom’ blankets, and interrobangs: These stories are worth a read

What do rainbow men, “boom” blankets, and interrobangs have in common? The answer may not be clear, so I’ll give you a hint: They’re elements among the winning stories in the Sarah & Katy essay contests. While the answer to … Continue reading

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Hey writers, it’s harvest time

I live in farm country. Each spring is planting season here in central Illinois, and when fall rolls around it’s harvest season. But for writers, it’s planting and harvest season year-round. I know what you’re thinking. What are authors farming? … Continue reading

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Your childhood mischief could inspire a book chapter

If you have an entertaining tale of childhood mischief, your anecdote could inspire a chapter in my next book. Now through April 30, I am collecting memories of childhood shenanigans for my upcoming middle grade novel, “The Mountain of Dempsey Molehill.” … Continue reading

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Another book down … now to move on to the next

Today is the full release for “Sarah & Katy and the Book of Blank.” Huzzah for that! But there isn’t much time to celebrate. I’ve got work to do. For the past couple weeks, I’ve been outlining my next book, … Continue reading

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Cover reveal for Sarah & Katy and the Book of Blank

(Just so you know: This isn’t the cover. It’s just a teaser. Scroll to the end to see the real thing!) There are a lot of exciting moments as an independent author. There’s the moment we type the final period … Continue reading

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