Embera schoolkids in Panama: Bring pencils

Embera schoolkids in Panama: Bring pencils

  I just returned from ten days in Panama, and the highlight was not the canal, or hiking along the rim of an extinct volcano, where we saw the rare translucent blue butterfly. It was instead a day in an Embera indigenous village in the jungle two hours from...
Writers Block: Gems for Thought

Writers Block: Gems for Thought

Last week I suggested some books for tackling writers’ block and for upping your writing game. This week, I’m presenting some gems from those books. I consider these quotes worth pegging above my computer; maybe you will, too. Happy writing! From Story Trumps...
Getting outdoors

Getting outdoors

  Where do I do my best plotting? I write adventure novels for teens, so naturally, I have to get outdoors sometimes, even if it requires wearing a mosquito jacket or balancing on logs. Anyway, I’m too busy writing this week to post a real blog, so...