Category Archives: writing

Can I Help You?

When I was first published, I spoke at the annual SCBWI conference. After one of my talks, someone came up and was pleading for help. They wanted private tutoring, help with their publishing journey. My schedule then was so intense … Continue reading

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BinderConLA 2016 at UCLA

Gillian G., a very talented illustrator, did these while watching our panel. I can’t believe someone can do that — amazing. Her link is at the end. I purposely left off any reference to Callie’s hair color so readers could … Continue reading

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I’ll be at BinderconLA this weekend on the YA panel

I am in the writing cave, working on a new, secret project that I’m excited about. It’s not a Starters book, but something new. However, I was asked to be on the “Tense and Sensibility” Panel, “Ways to Tackle Tragedy … Continue reading

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Keynote at the La Jolla Writer’s Conference 2014

View from my room, early morning. This was the first year at the Hyatt, and they couldn’t have been nicer. Love getting a welcome tray of wine, water, fruit and trail mix when I arrive. Service was outstanding. Writer Kimberly … Continue reading

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Thrillerfest NYC 2014

For all those thriller fans out there, I’ll be at the Thrillerfest Conference in Manhattan again from July 8 – July 12. This photo above is from last year’s YA panel with the incredibly funny R.L. Stine as our panel … Continue reading

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Barnes & Noble Discovery Day

Barnes & Noble is having a Discovery Day this Friday, Nov 22. The Marina branch asked me to appear at 5 pm for an hour. I know that is rush hour, so if you are planning on coming, you might … Continue reading

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Boston Area Appearance

The staff of the Milton Library I will be in the Boston area speaking and signing at the Milton Public Library from 7 p.m. – 8 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 9, in the Keys Auditorium. I’ll show a presentation of … Continue reading

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Editing tips

My post on the League this week is rewriting tips and tricks. Take a look and say hi in the comments. http://leaguewriters.blogspot.com/2013/04/editing-tips-tricks.html

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Want to get your YA manuscript published? How to Write a Query Letter

So maybe you’re using the holiday weekend to think about how to get published.  First of all, be sure your manuscript is ready. I mean it’s at the point where your writing group and beta readers have given you all … Continue reading

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Learn All My Secrets

You’ll have to pay for it. But I’d say it’s worth it. My uber-agent, Barbara Poelle, is doing a Writer’s Digest webinar this Thursday, Nov 3. You don’t have to be there, you can access the information at your convenience. … Continue reading

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