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Writing Your Own Book: Part 3- Revision

At our book launch party a charming little girl named Mikayla informed me that she wanted to be a children’s book author. She treated me a bit like a celebrity and wanted to know all about my journey to authorhood. The role of celebrity suited me rather well, I thought. I love kids. Especially the forward ones. Mikayla informed… Read more »

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Writing Your Own Book- Part One: Finding Yourself as a Writer

In this six-part series titled Writing Your Own Book, I will take you through everything from: finding your genre, structuring ideas, the revision process, submitting to publishing houses, and even how to get famous once your work is published. I will be focusing on Children’s lit because I am a published author in that field… Read more »

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Candy Monster: Glowing Book Review!

Authors: Brian & Kristin Anderson Illustrator: Anna Merrill On the dust jacket: Sam loves candy. His level-headed parents want him to eat healthy. But when this stubborn seven-year-old candy connoisseur is allowed to eat ALL the candy he wants, no one is prepared for the outrageous, magical, body-transforming, candy adventure that comes next! Candy House… Read more »

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What a Happy Marriage has that a Crappy Marriage doesn’t

With affair season upon us, it felt appropriate to acknowledge a few of the attributes that truly happy couples have in common. Yes, I’ve worked with domestic violence victims, rape victims, taught classes full of teenagers about healthy relationships and I have a few close friends.  But that’s only part of where I am coming… Read more »

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8 Reasons to do whatever you want

I love working with teenagers. They have this view of life that’s bursting with unbridled possibilities. They honest to goodness believe that if they really wanted to, they could be a freaking astronaut. They literally think that if they simply decided that’s what they were meant to do, then they could do it. They fill… Read more »