Nashville Madcap Retreat: Writing Cross-Culturally Workshop

I’m going mad. New job, new apartment, new manuscript. I’ve hardly had a minute to catch up and reflect. Over the years, my blog has been my mini-museum of life-changing writing retreats and milestones. I finally have enough of a breather to reflect on an incredible writing retreat I attended in March 2018. Holy cow, has…

How I Found my Agent on Twitter!

I’m thrilled to announce that I’ve signed with Tricia Lawrence at the Erin Murphy Literary Agency! Now, let me toss off my writer hat and bust out the math: AGENT QUERY STATS Total submitted: 33 agents Sources: – Writing in the Margins Query Contest Winner (6 agent requests) — this contest really helped me polish…

YA Winner of the SCBWI Los Angeles Writer’s Day 2016 Contest!

When I showed up at the SCBWI LA Writer’s Day 2016 conference, my biggest worry was beating Los Angeles traffic in time to catch a seat and a sip of coffee before the editors, authors, and agents began their talk. I had no idea I’d win an award for my YA work-in-progress titled Blanca and…

Interview with YA Author Susan Dennard

It was a pleasure to interview YA author Susan Dennard about her experience with NaNoWriMo and plotting trilogies! Check out the interview below reblogged from the Office of Letters and Light Blog. I Published My NaNo-Novel! Susan Dennard on Plotting Trilogies, Word Wars, and Publishing Camp NaNoWriMo is gearing up for July, and many of…