I’ve been an avid reader from an early age, and historical fiction has always been one of my favorite genres. I love reading about other times and places and the people who lived them.
I’ve always loved writing as well, and now I’m able to combine both those joys. My debut novel is a young adult historical, Yakimali’s Gift, which takes place in 1775 New Spain–Mexico (modern day Arizona) and California.
I want to share with kids and teens my love of books: the worlds they open, the things they teach, the feelings they express.
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I’m very excited about the We Are the World Blogfest #WATWB, and I want to thank Damyanti Biswas for inviting me to participate. For the blogfest, in light of all the tragic, political, warring news we typically hear from around the world, Damyanti asked us to highlight a news story that “shows…
Here are some revision tips for writers, especially of fiction. Analyze your story: Reader should know almost immediately: WHO main character is WHERE story is taking place WHEN it takes place WHAT kind of story it is Be able to answer: What kind of person is my protagonist? Will the…
The other night I watched the televised Kennedy Center Honors. (You can view the entire show here.) What an amazing night! The honorees were James Taylor, singer Mavis Staples, pianist Martha Argerich, actor Al Pacino, and The Eagles. 2016 Kennedy Center Honorees pose for a group photo after a gala…