Big news…my debut YA book, Come Back to Me, is out NOW. It went live on Amazon last Wednesday, a happy surprise. There I was gearing up for the you’ve-published-a-book-now-what marathon, when suddenly the starter pistol went off. I think I was tying my shoes or something. But I got moving. Thanks in BIG part to family, friends, and lots of super cool people like the WANA (we are not alone) writing community. Although no one mentioned the adrenaline…. Read more »

This weekend I heard a middle school choral director speak about supporting kids’ creative passions.     He said, kids often don’t continue with music (or art, photography, writing, etc) because somewhere along the way they are told it’s not sensible, that it’s not a “clear and trusted” practical career path.    But, he asked, what if a career in the arts is your bliss? Photo credit: Mallari Sizemore    Dreams are important. When I was a teenager, I concocted big… Read more »