Writers conference announcement!

Writers conference announcement!

Calling writers of all genres and abilities!The website is now up. So look it over and join me at the Willamette Writers Conference in Portland, Oregon. This is your personal invitation!...
Where do writers get their ideas?

Where do writers get their ideas?

It’s the No. 1 question we writers get, from both adults and children. My stock answer is “from my twisted imagination.” In truth, each of my 17 books have grown from different seeds: from experiences in my life, from things I’ve read or that...
Readers need a hero

Readers need a hero

       I just read one of the best articles I’ve come across in a long time. It’s about how kids who can’t find a hero they can relate to in books are more inclined to become nonreaders, which sets them up to do poorly...