Let's Rock! Book Launch Party-time for my debut picture book Muddy: The Story of Blues Legend Muddy Waters (Atheneum) illustrated by Evan Turk! There will be live music by an 11-year-old student from the local Bach2Rock Music School in Encinitas, a story performance...read more
Plotter? Panster? Planster? When I first started writing, I was really obsessed with getting it right. I thought there was a right way and a wrong way to write. So I spent a lot of time reading about how the best writers do it. And it turns out, they do it in as many...read more
Super cool news! Crayola DJ and Legacy Games has generously partnered with me to give away 10 FREE copies of their amazing app, Crayola DJ, to people who buy my debut book, Muddy: The Story of Blues Legend Muddy Waters (Atheneum) illustrated by Evan Turk! All you have...read more
#FREEBOOK #GIVEAWAY ends August 28th! Go to Goodreads for a chance to win my new picture book about blues legend Muddy Waters #FREE!
Just a quick heads up to get over to Goodreads before it is too late! They're running a FREE raffle/ giveaway for my new picture book, Muddy: The Story of Muddy Waters (Atheneum). Plus, if you haven't checked out Evan Turk's art before, it is AMAZING! Here's the...read more
A story question is little more than your book's theme stated as a question. It's not a particularly revolutionary idea, but it's a great trick for quickly and easily determining what your story is about. And why do you need to know what your story about? Because if...read more