FAQ

I have to do a report for school. Help! 

I’m so glad you’re digging into stories and their creators–and honored that you chose me! Here are some interviews I’ve given about some of my books that may be helpful:

AUDACITY: Kidlit Celebrates Women’s History MonthGood Books & Good Wine

THREE PENNIES: Through the Tollbooth, Caroline Starr Rose, Storymamas

A NEARER MOON: Project Mayhem, Kirkus, Writer, Writer, Pants on Fire

PARCHED: Literary Rambles, Tara Dairman, Emu’s Debuts

 

But there aren’t many details about you in those interviews…

What a keen eye you have! Admittedly, I am a private person. I have a wonderful family and a comfy home and I like to keep those things to myself. Here are three things you may not find in my interviews:

I love dogs.

I miss the ocean.

I am obsessed with tennis.

 

What is your favorite part of the writing process?

There are these moments when your ideas and inspiration all pile up and the story’s potential is this ever-expanding, all-encompassing thing. It is a humbling and awesome vision of pure creative energy. Of course, authors are only mere mortals, so we never do capture that perfection on the page. But trust me, we do our best!

 

What is your favorite part of the publishing process?

Cover time! I have to consciously clear my head of any preconceived ideas I may have had about what my cover might look like so I am ready to be bowled over by what the design team comes up with. It’s so much fun. And, let’s be honest, I have gotten some pretty amazing covers for my books. Lucky me!

 

I would like to learn from you. How can I do that? 

I’m honored! I teach writing workshops in various settings. Sign up for my newsletter to get up-to-date information about my offerings or visit the “for writers” section of this website.