Spindle Blog Tour

  Tour giveaway: Signed first-edition copies of Cinderella’s Dress and Cinderella’s Shoes (Oct 3 – Oct 14) In a world where fairies lurk and curses linger, love can bleed like the prick of a finger… Briar Rose knows her life will never be a fairy tale. She’s raising...

Joanna Penn’s Olympic Challenge

In this week’s Creative Penn podcast Joanna Penn challenged her listeners to review their past career leaps based on the four-year Olympic cycles, then project our goals into the future. What a fun challenge! Year to year changes seem small, but when you look at...

Writer in Residence

For the rest of July and August, I’ll be the writer in residence at the Mesa Public Library. I’ll be teaching four workshops and holding one-on-one appointments with other writers. I’ve added a tab to the menu above (one on one appointment) where you...

Entangled TEEN YA Series and Chill Giveaway

My publisher is giving away a series starter kit. Here some info on what they’ve got planned these next few weeks: Have you had your eye on at least one – if not many – of our TEEN series? Why not put your steaming TV and movie nights on hold and, instead, binge...

The Making of Liz and Nellie

The Idea Liz and Nellie, the historical retelling of the dramatic race around the world in the late 1800s started out as a research rabbit trail. I was working on a YA novel set in the 1890s, and while I was studying this time period, I read about a young woman named...