7th Grade Revolution: QuackerMe

In 2011, when Exploris Middle School staged its bloodless revolution, a key part of the experience was played out through the “media”. The media presence in the classroom was taken up by the teachers and they reported events as they unfolded throughout the experience. Between the Twitter stream and the article posted in the News and Observer, word on what … Read More

The Madushan Monster

One of the features to the Timmy and the Golden Lion Tamarin series is the guardian angel animal. We are using endangered animals throughout the series, to bring awareness to the animals themselves. The quest for the Madushan Monster is ongoing along the Red River in Yunnan province, southeastern China. What is the Madushan Monster? The Madushan Monster is actually … Read More

7th Grade Revolution: When the Story Gives Back

As a writer, honoring the story and getting it down and into the hands of readers is my job. It’s a solitary endeavor that takes a host of people to bring to fruition. We are never in it alone. And for each person who helps me along the way, I am grateful for the help I have received. In the … Read More

Cover Reveal – ISAN by Mary Ting

Woooo Hoooo!!!! It is finally the day I can share this absolutely kickin’ cover for Mary Ting’s upcoming SciFi Dystopian novel, ISAN. 🙂 ISAN stands for International Sensory Assassin Network … now who could resist that?? The cover was done by the fabulous Deranged Doctor Design and to me it says, Pick me up and read me … NOW!! And … Read More

7th Grade Revolution: The Time of Year

One of the most exciting things for me as we are going through the process leading up to the publication of 7th Grade Revolution is that the publisher, Vesuvian Books, commissioned artwork, sort of a mood piece, to precede each of the chapters in the book. I had the opportunity to work with the talented Luke Spooner and watch scenes … Read More

7th Grade Revolution at ALA

A couple weeks ago I was able to announce the publication date for my upcoming book 7th Grade Revolution (10.24.2017 in case you forgot 😉 ). Well, my book has already been on the road without me. Every year, the American Library Association (ALA) puts on a huge conference, and this year it was in Chicago. I didn’t think it … Read More

7th Grade Revolution Announcement

I am delighted to announce a publication date for 7th Grade Revolution has been scheduled. It is exciting to have a date for this project as I have been working toward the publication for a while now. But everything is falling into place and it will be released 10.24.2017. On top of being able to announce the release date, this … Read More

All About What I Cannot Say

This is an update about some of the things I cannot talk about. 🙂 I know, somewhat ridiculous, right? But I am so happy about some things that are happening behind the scenes and want to share the marvelous promo image created for one of my projects I wrote a few years back. The writing game in many respects is … Read More

My Secret Friend

I had planned to be taking a hiatus from blogging after doing 24 days of Sloth on the Shelf with Sergio, but sometimes something unexpected happens to change those plans … as did in this case. Since I am pretty much confined to home because of illness, during the month of December, I had several things delivered. Gifts from friends, … Read More

Sloth on a Shelf – Day 24

After Sergio and the crew arrived home, Luna clung to Sergio like she’d never let him go. He told her he had BIG news from Santa and her eyes grew huge. Next thing we knew, a helicopter flying overhead descended and Santa came down on a rope. Hopping off, he greeted Sergio, Luna, Rin, Ella, Bobo, Finn, Jagger, Sandy, and … Read More