We’ve been working hard over at Go Teen Writers. We have some super fun news about our upcoming book release: GO TEEN WRITERS: WRITE YOUR NOVEL. The book releases on December 3rd. That’s just three weeks away (!!!), and we couldn’t be more excited to share it with you. Here’s the fun part: When you… Continue Reading
How I Prepared to Participate in National Novel Writing Month
I decided to participate in National Novel Writing Month this year. Click here to see my NaNo 2020 page. Do I have the time? Not really. However, I do need to get back into the habit of writing words every day—or at least on certain days of the week—so I figured NaNo would be good… Continue Reading
GoTeenWriters.com is a Writer’s Digest Best Genre/Niche Websites of 2020
I’m SO EXCITED to tell you that four the fourth year in a row, Writer’s Digest has listed www.GoTeenWriters.com as one of their recommended best websites for writers. Here is a screenshot of the blog post. What’s even cooler is that we are listed first this year! Click here to read it for yourself and… Continue Reading
Book Recommendation: Winter, White and Wicked by Shannon Dittemore
You guys. My friend Shannon Dittemore just had a book release, and I just had to tell you all about it because I loved it so much. The book is called Winter, White and Wicked, and it’s an ice road trucker fantasy novel. It’s Frozen meets Mad Max. It’s awesome. Here’s the story: ❄️ ❄️… Continue Reading
Thomas Umstattd and I Talk About Writing for the Young Adult Audience
A few weeks ago, I visited with Thomas Umstattd on the Christian Publishing Show podcast. Thomas and I had a great conversation about writing for the young adult market. You can listen to listen to the episode by clicking here.
A Long Overdue Update
Hello, my bookish Explorers. It has been so long since I gave you an update on life. What have I been up to? Well . . . I finished grad school (hooray!), earned my degree and my teaching credential (hooray!), then started looking for a job (ug). My son went of to COLLEGE (dies), and… Continue Reading
Cover reveal! Go Teen Writers: Write Your Novel is here!
Last week we released the book cover reveal for the new writing book that Stephanie Morrill, Shannon Dittemore, and I wrote. It’s called Go Teen Writers: Write Your Novel. And it is, in a way, a prequel project to Go Teen Writers: Edit Your Novel. This one is for the beginning writer, who is struggling… Continue Reading
I have a bad habit of thinking about ALL of the ways I’m always falling short of my own ideals and what I think God and others think I need to be. It’s a constant battle for me to remember that God loves me as I am, and that nobody else really matters. (No offense!)… Continue Reading
What I’ve Been Reading These Days
THE EXPANSE SERIES I’ve been hearing SO MUCH about The Expanse series on Amazon Prime—and about the books—I decided to read the first book, Leviathan Wakes, and see if it lived up to the hype. I liked the book. It’s adult science fiction—not what I usually read. It’s kind of a sci fi police procedural… Continue Reading
BIG announcement: New Go Teen Writers Book Launching This December!
Stephanie, Shannon, and I are super excited to tell you that we’ve been secretly working on a new Go Teen Writers book! This one is called Go Teen Writers: Write Your Novel and we wrote it with the beginning writer in mind. We know it’s hard to finish a first draft. We know it’s hard… Continue Reading
Happy Birthday, Storyworld First! (And a giveaway, too…)
Today, Storyworld First is six years old! I titled the book as I did because the storyworld is almost always the first thing I think about when writing a new story. Some people are character first novelists. Some are plot first novelists. I’m a storyworld first novelist. Another thing to note about the way I… Continue Reading
By Darkness Hid Audio Book
It is been a long road, but we have an audio book for By Darkness Hid! It is absolutely awesome. Gillian Bronte Adams has worked so hard to recording and edit audio files for this book. She also does an incredible job with all the different voices. Her talent will absolutely sweep listeners away! The… Continue Reading