Earlier this year—much earlier—I was working like mad to finish the first draft of a sci-fi novel for teens. I even posted about it on social media! It was the longest thing I’d ever written, and I was terribly excited about finally getting it done and pulling all the story threads together. And when it… Continue reading Reality Check
As if I knew. But there are no “how to do it” rules. There are only “how I did it” stories. And each one of those stories is different. So here’s mine. Anybody who writes with the hope of getting published has heard, “Never give up! Keep trying! Be persistent!” But I did give up.… Continue reading How to Get Published (ha!)
I really enjoyed answering these questions on the blog of Deborah Kalb, a children's book author and journalist. She asked me why I decided to write about Mary Shelley and what I think kids will get out of the story of She Made a Monster, among other things. She also asked me what I'm working… Continue reading Q & A on Deborah Kalb’s Blog!