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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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Judging the Tomorrow Prize

Click on the photo above to see it larger. I’m one of the final judges for The Tomorrow Prize for short science fiction written by students. The winner not only wins prizes but their school also benefits. All winners will … 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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A Master Class with John Sayles: Writer, Director

The WGA Foundation presented a Master Class today with John Sayles, shown here with moderator and writer Josh Olson (History of Violence). Sayles is known for his many indie films that he wrote and directed with funds from writing Hollywood … Continue reading

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RT Booklovers Convention 2015

Next week, this is where I’ll be. If you are attending, come and see me. It’s my first time there and I’m going to listen to some panels from people like Mark Coker and Neil Thompson. They get the best … Continue reading

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La Jolla Writer’s Conference

This weekend I will be at the La Jolla Writer’s Conference again. I’ll give the Friday night keynote address and also teach one class. Saturday, I’ll do the query workshop and also talk about fatal mistakes that beginning writers make … Continue reading

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Shop Indies – Saturday, Nov 30

Author Sherman Alexie suggested that authors spend an hour volunteering in their local indie bookstore on Small Business Saturday. I thought it was a great idea. I’ll be at my official bookstore, and the one closest to me, Once Upon … 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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