Category Archives: Writing

Seven Riddles to Nowhere wins another award!

In case you haven’t already heard, my middle grade mystery Seven Riddles to Nowhere won Honorable Mention for Catholic children’s books at the Catholic Press Awards last Friday! This is a very broad category that included both fiction and nonfiction, … Continue reading

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New Book Trailer to Mark Five-Year Anniversary!

Five years ago tonight, I finished the rough draft of Angelhood. I considered it a “practice novel,” something that would never be published (let alone win three awards). It was simply writing practice as a NaNo project for 2011. To … Continue reading

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Top 8 Tips for Writing for Teens & Tweens

Last Sunday, I had to pleasure of joining a panel of authors from the Mystery Writers of America in a free workshop on writing for young readers. For those of you who weren’t able to make it, I thought I’d … Continue reading

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FREE workshop on writing for children

I’m pleased to announce that I’ll be part of a panel of authors presenting a FREE workshop on writing for young readers on Sunday, October 23. Registration and parking are all free. Just sign up here. Here are the rest … Continue reading

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Book Trailer for Seven Riddles to Nowhere

I’ve finally put together a book trailer for Seven Riddles to Nowhere. Feel free to let me know what you think and to share it with others you think might be interested!

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Book Signing Party September 10

  Come join us this Saturday at my favorite tea shop! I’ll be signing copies of all my books. You can purchase them there or bring copies you bought online! If you’ve never been to downtown Park Ridge, IL, it’s … Continue reading

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Happy Book Release Day!

Today is the official release day of Seven Riddles to Nowhere! Amazon and Barnes & Noble are both selling the paperback version at a 32% discount right now. I don’t know how long this sale price will last, but I … Continue reading

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Facebook Launch Party for Seven Riddles to Nowhere!

It is now less than a month until the release of my middle grade mystery Seven Riddles to Nowhere! Where has all the time gone? Like I did with Angelhood, there will be a launch party on Facebook with lots … Continue reading

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How I Plan to Spend My Longest/Shortest Summer Ever

I’m embarking on the longest summer I’ve ever known–and will probably ever know. Thanks to construction plans, we started school early this past year, which means we got out early. Furthermore, the construction will last long enough that we won’t … Continue reading

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Cover Reveal for Seven Riddles to Nowhere!

I’m so excited to share with you the cover for Seven Riddles to Nowhere! What do you think? Tell me in the comments below. I’d love to hear your thoughts. 7 riddles. 1 fortune. Way too many competitors. All seventh … Continue reading

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