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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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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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Behind-the-scenes of one of my settings!

Last weekend, I went out and did some photo shoots of some of the Chicagoland locations used in my upcoming middle grade mystery Seven Riddles to Nowhere. In this video, I take you behind the scenes of the Chicago suburban … Continue reading

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Selling Your Books on Pinterest

In January, I had the pleasure of speaking with the Chicago chapter of ACFW (American Christian Fiction Writers) about how to use Pinterest as a marketing tool for authors. If you missed it, you still have a chance to hear … Continue reading

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Why Christian Authors are Gaga over Star Wars

As the days drew closer and closer to the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the hype and excitement online grew palpable. As more and more people talked about it on Facebook, I noticed that a great deal of … Continue reading

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How to create Pinterest pins that bring traffic to your author website

Over the last few weeks, I’ve been doing a lot of research on how to use Pinterest as an author, and a number of my author friends have asked me to share what I learned. Because Pinterest is a visual … Continue reading

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Spin Cycle: Teaching and Writing

With all the book launch craziness going on lately, I haven’t had much time for blog posts, but I promised my launch team friend Ginny Marie that I’d get back on this blogging business! This week’s Spin Cycle topic of … Continue reading

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Blog Tour for Angelhood

We’re getting really close to the launch of my young adult novel Angelhood, so it’s time to start looking at all the blogs that are taking part in my blog tour. What’s a blog tour? A chance for an author … Continue reading

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Spin Cycle: 28 Inspirational Quotes

For this week’s Spin Cycle, Ginny Marie of Lemon Drop Pie is asking us to list 28 of . . . well, whatever we’d like! We’re just celebrating that the 28-day month of February is almost at an end. (One … Continue reading

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Spin Cycle: 10 Questions

For the Spin Cycle this week, Ginny Marie is asking us to answer ten questions about blogging. Here goes: 1. What do you love the most about blogging? Being able to “converse” with people I don’t get to see on … Continue reading

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