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SCBWI “Letter of Merit”

I won a writing award! Okay–to be more accurate, I received a “Letter of Merit” (sort of like honorable mention) from the Society for Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators for their annual Work-In-Progress grant. I am really excited about this! … Continue reading

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New Year WIP Updates

My writing and my parenting seem to be taking over my ability to churn out blog posts. Huh. Didn’t see that one coming. So I thought I’d do a quick update on my various writing projects (I’m feeling a little … Continue reading

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The Journey Part Two: Finding Sources

Last time I talked about how I came to write a historical fiction novel and how I chose a time period. Next, I’ll talk a bit about how I found sources. I’ll break this down by the types of sources … Continue reading

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Researching Historical Fiction: The Journey Part One

My second novel, Necklace of Tears, started off with an idea: a girl, stranded in the middle of the ocean. How did she get there? Where was she from? I initially came up with the idea of writing something about … Continue reading

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