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STATION FOSAAN Book 1 of the Torch World Series is out now!

Scientists and their families stationed on the remote planet of Fosaan were promised a tropical vacation-like experience. But Fosaan, devastated from an apocalyptic event nearly three hundred years ago, is full of lethal predators and dangerous terrain. Earthers are forbidden … Continue reading

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10 YA and MG books about Children living in the shadow of Elections, Politics and Presidential Parents

Every election season reminds us that it isn’t just the candidates running for office who are put in the media spotlight. The families come under scrutiny as well. And their lives will never be the same no matter what the … Continue reading

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One More Amelia Peabody Mystery ?!

*Exciting News* Barbara Mertz, who published mysteries and romantic suspense stories under the pen names of Elizabeth Peters and Barbara Michaels, passed away in 2013. She was one of my favorite authors and I looked forward to each new book … Continue reading

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It’s a Book Deal!

I’m delighted to announce that the first book in my young adult science fiction trilogy will be published by Month9 Books in April 2017. It’s been one of my dreams to publish science fiction stories. I love all kinds of … Continue reading

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Before You Publish Your Book, Write Yourself A Bad Review

I don’t mean write a review to put up on Amazon or Goodreads. I mean sit down and really think about what other readers will not like in your story. If you read that last sentence and you’re thinking to … Continue reading

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Ten Tips Writers can take from Star Wars

  Even if you don’t like Star Wars, and I know a few people who don’t, it’s hard to ignore the fact that the first Star Wars movie created millions of fans, myself included. The photo above includes only a … Continue reading

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Cover Reveal – BEEN THERE DONE THAT, coming 11/15 from Penguin/Grosset & Dunlap

Lots of writing news coming this year! First up, I am very excited to have my work included in a middle grade anthology, which I think will be great for teachers, homeschoolers and parents interested in encouraging their children’s creative … Continue reading

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