Bullying

Every time I talk about my book, there is a different slant to the presentation. Sometimes I focus on the writing process, and other times I talk about how I came up with the characters. It often depends on the questions I get asked from students and teachers. I recently spoke at a school, and this time the main topic of conversation was bullying. … Continue readingBullying

Start The School Year With A Clean Slate

Ahhh, the beginning of a new school year is upon us. We are all asking ourselves what happened to our gloriously carefree days of summer as we prepare for the kiddos who will soon be walking through our classroom doors. I remember going to the secretary and getting my class list. My eyes quickly scanned the roster to see if I got “that kid.” … Continue readingStart The School Year With A Clean Slate

The Dreaded Edits

One of the biggest challenges that I have faced with the entire process of publishing a book would have to be the dreaded edits. Back in the day, I used to take my red pen out and mark up my students’ papers so that they could revise them. I framed it in a way that I was helping them, but they rarely thanked me … Continue readingThe Dreaded Edits

I’m expecting!

My children’s book is almost here, and feel as though I am expecting a child. This book feels like my baby, and I can relate to the momma who is 2 weeks overdue and ready to give birth! This has been an amazing journey, and I am so excited for the release of “Mari”, a book about a little dreamer who overcame adversity to … Continue readingI’m expecting!