Today this blog post is sponsored by the letter “L.” But first a big thank you to Myndi Shafer for this Lovely “L” prompt.  Be sure to hop on over to her site and take a look at the super cool cover of her upcoming debut SHRILUGH. Now onto L. Ten Things I Love that Begin with the Letter L.   1.  LONG WALKS  Now I know that LONG WALKS totally sounds like I’m starting a cheesy dating ad, but it’s… Read more »

  It’s summer–schools are empty, teens are scarce–on vacation, at camp, or watching YouTube videos working summer jobs . . . but Reader Paparazzi ~ my Q & A series featuring teen readers ~ must go on.  I spend a lot of time inside the mind of fictional teens–writing and reading, so it’s great to get a little real YA world perspective to help with character inspiration or simply if you want to see what holds a teen’s interest.   It’s research, not… Read more »

A couple of weeks ago my husband and I were playing a trivia board game with our fifteen year old son.  Our son is a bit competitive and usually beats us when it comes to geography and presidential history, but he wasn’t so happy when he pulled this card:   Name a character from Hogan’s Heroes.   “Come on,” he said sounding annoyed.  “I don’t watch this reality TV stuff . . .ugh, okay fine, Hulk Hogan.”   An American… Read more »