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Ladybug Storytime Review

Thank you Kristina at Ladybug Storytime for reading Celia on the Run and sharing your thoughts on your blog. So glad you enjoyed it! http://ladybugstorytime.blogspot.com/ I’m in awe of readers and bloggers who can take on a book, read it,

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1 Year Ago Today…

Celia on the Run turns one year old today! Happy birthday to Nick and Celia, to their story. Happy anniversary to my publisher, Untreed Reads! Hard to believe my debut novel has been out for a full year now. Even

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Photos Are Ideas

As much as I enjoyed writing Celia on the Run, I have to admit I had just as much fun putting together the photo album inspired by the book. If you haven’t taken a peek yet, the album can be

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Take a Break

I recently got the chance to do an author interview on Avery’s Book Nook and really enjoyed the questions, especially the one about advice for aspiring authors. I’ve given this piece of advice a few times because it was one

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A Good Listener

I have a hard time sitting still for long periods of time. There’s so much I want to do, so many projects I bounce between on any given day, so finding the time to actually sit down and quietly read

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Character Recycling

I was invited to do a guest blog post on Actin’ Up with Books and took the opportunity to write about “character recycling”, how I’ve been known to salvage good characters from less-that-perfect manuscripts of my past and try them

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YA: On the Fringe of Adulthood, On the Fringe of a Genre

I was given the opportunity to write about a YA topic of my choice for a guest blog post on All-Consuming Media, and boy, I had so much to say. The whole genre classification thing is a bit limiting to

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Where do characters come from?

I’ve been asked a few times if the characters in my stories are based on real people. My answer is no, and that’s not just because of the big ol’ legal disclaimer at the beginning of Celia on the Run,

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