Digital Book World Awards: Winner

As I write this, I’m a little blown away. Recently, I announced that I had been selected as a finalist in the Best Children’s Book category and the Best Use of Social Medial in Book Marketing category for 7th Grade Revolution for the 2018 Digital Book World Awards. I was so honored to have reached that stage and not only … Read More

Be The Cat

I have changed the name of my blog. It really didn’t have a name before, it was simply my author blog. The place for me to talk about my books, issues my characters encounter between the pages, writing in general, etc. And that hasn’t changed. The reason for the change came about due to a few factors. First, the blog … Read More

A Boost from Fan Mail

The power of fan mail. Did you ever have one of those days??? Not a day where something catastrophic happens, but just the million and one little things that can derail your day. Like being on a conference call with your older-than-dirt, but still functioning so no need to replace, cell phone where you are the only person on the … Read More

2018 Silver Falchion Readers’ Choice Nomination

I NEED YOUR HELP The 2018 Killer Nashville Silver Falchion International Readers’ Choice Award has opened voting and 7th Grade Revolution is up for Best Fiction – Juvenile and I need your help to win.  From the Killer Nashville site: Every year Killer Nashville receives hundreds of submissions for our Killer Nashville Silver Falchion Awards for best books of the previous year. … Read More

7th Grade Revolution and The Journal of Angela Ashby Honorable Mentions

Woooooo Hooooo!!! It has been a week and it’s only Tuesday. After being delighted to learn about the win in the Pre-teen Category of the 2018 American Fiction Awards for 7th Grade Revolution just three days ago, imagine my surprise when learning than not only had 7th Grade Revolution received an Honorable Mention in the Children’s Books Category in the … Read More

7th Grade Revolution – Winner 2018 American Fiction Awards

I am DELIGHTED to announce that 7th Grade Revolution has the HONOR of being a WINNER in the 2018 American Fiction Awards competition. It is truly an honor to have won the category and I couldn’t be happier about it. I’d also like to give a shout out to my publishing-mates Alexandrea Weis with Lucas Astor and Mary Ting for … Read More

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

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

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