In Which I’m Perpetually 12 Going on 13

I get excited when writers I know decide to try their hand at writing middle-grade fiction. I know a few who are just beginning their first middle-grade novels (tween? the label escapes me, so I tend to use it interchangeably depending on my mood), and I'm thrilled to have more writer friends to talk to … Continue reading In Which I’m Perpetually 12 Going on 13

Guest-Blogging About Dads, Writing What’s Difficult, and Dani Noir

Today you'll find me guest-blogging at the Debutante Ball on a topic that's difficult for me to write: Fathers. I talk about this struggle—and how it comes through in Dani Noir. Go check out the post, and while you're there, let me know how you tackle the what's difficult in your writing. Thanks to the … Continue reading Guest-Blogging About Dads, Writing What’s Difficult, and Dani Noir

Trying to Stay Off Twitter and Facebook Is a Losing Battle

I wanted to spend the summer off Facebook and Twitter entirely. I made a vow to myself, I made it public, I wished it true, but alas, I keep logging in and aaaargh! Why it's difficult: Some people communicate solely through Facebook messages, status comments, and Twitter DMs! Some people do not email you when … Continue reading Trying to Stay Off Twitter and Facebook Is a Losing Battle