7th Grade Revolution Finalist in 2018 International Book Award Competition

I am DELIGHTED to announce that 7th Grade Revolution has the HONOR of being a Finalist in the 2018 International Book Awards competition. In a field of 2,000 entries, it is truly an honor to have achieved a Finalist award and I couldn’t be happier about it. This is going to be an incredibly short post, because I have some … Read More

Cover Reveal – The Journal of Angela Ashby

The time has FINALLY come where I can share the awesome cover created by Mister-Sam Shearon for my upcoming Middle Grade novel, The Journal of Angela Ashby. Rather than rattle on about the cover, because I can talk about how perfect it is for the book, I’ll just share it with you along with the back cover copy. I have … Read More

The Fairy and a bit of a Tease

A few weeks ago (Is it really that long???? Time FLIES!!!!), I posted a teaser of the cover for my Fall release novel, The Journal of Angela Ashby and am here to reveal just a little bit more… and when I say little, I mean little. One of the characters in The Journal of Angela Ashby is a fairy, which … Read More

A Little Title Tease

This weekend I received a huge surprise … the cover for my next title to be published with Vesuvian Books … and I am over the moon. In fact, I may be bouncing up and down, I’m so excited. So I thought I’d share a little tease from the cover — the title. Even the title alone makes me all … Read More

Career Day at Heritage Intermediate

Yesterday I had the opportunity to attend Career Day at Heritage Intermediate School — and I had a blast. It was a banner day for me in so many ways. First, I love the opportunity to talk to my readers. But more than that, the Career Day was my first in person appearance after publishing 7th Grade Revolution … in … Read More

7th Grade Revolution: School Library Journal Review

While I was checking out all the libraries which have shelved 7th Grade Revolution, I ran across a review for the book. While that isn’t surprising, what caught my attention was that the review was the School Library Journal. At the point of realization, I must have looked very much like the girl in the photo because not even my … Read More

Library Watch

I am so excited and honored to find that libraries across the nation are picking up 7th Grade Revolution both in print and ebook format. My publisher let me know they had checked WorldCat.org to see which libraries had picked it up so far and the below libraries have. So if you happen to be in the area, stop by … Read More

7th Grade Revolution: The Broken Heel

Having sprained my ankle, or I should say ankles, more times than I can count, I can no longer wear heels. A modest inch or maybe two in a boot, cowboy-style, is about the best I can manage these days. I have even sprained both ankles at once by simply stepping off a curb. What can I say? I have … Read More

7th Grade Revolution: Into the Dark

A small crew of the Washington Academy 7th Graders went down into the tunnel — the entire grade couldn’t go because someone had to monitor the FBI. As they moved away from the tunnel opening and the fluorescent light bars in the room above, they learned how dark things could really be. True darkness is not something we experience often … Read More

7th Grade Revolution: Dangling

Why is it when we’ve set our course and taken life by the horns we frequently find ourselves dangling in midair hanging on for dear life? After all, we’re supposed to pursue our goals with confidence, right? We envision our goal at the end of a wide-open eight-lane highway, when in reality it sits at the end of a winding, … Read More

7th Grade Revolution: The Moment of Truth

As we live our lives, we reach crossroads where decisions must be made, and if the decision is important enough, one which can alter our destiny, or cause us to face up to our fears, it can be called a moment of truth. Picking where to go to college can be a moment of truth. Do you choose to stay … Read More

7th Grade Revolution: The Epiphany

While the 7th Graders were happy to have found the rumored tunnel, there was one problem — the opening to the tunnel was a good twenty feet above the tunnel floor and there was no easy way to get down there. Even if they jumped and didn’t hurt themselves, the next question was how would they get out? Dennis had … Read More