Save the Date – June 10, 2017


I am so pleased to be sharing a signing with Kay Finch at Murder by the Book on June 10, 2017, 4:30 pm. Kay and I are in a critique group together, one that has…

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Cover Release


With just a month to go before my middle grade novel featuring a trio of horse-crazy kids who have to come together to solve a mystery is released, I figured it’s time to release the…

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Michelle Ney — Arts & Culture Texas Feature Article


I had the pleasure of talking with talended set and costume designer Michelle Ney about her designs. If you are from the Austin area and have the chance to see one of the shows she’s…

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Quick, Quick!


Thanks to Mary Saums for inviting me to post on the Femmes Fatales blog today. News! I have a middle grade mystery BURNED. Sophie Allen is a horse-crazy girl. When a local fire threatens her…

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Designing Texas


I had the distinct pleasure of interviewing a talented set designer for Arts & Culture Texas. The full interview with Ryan McGettigan is in this month’s edition of the magazine. Go poke around the issue. There are some…

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Es Complicado


WHY CUBA: Most Patient Husband and I just got back from a wonderful National Geographic trip to Cuba. For a woman who spent most of her childhood hiding under her school desk for five minutes…

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This one’s for Vonna


  Vonna from my SCBWI group has been after me to get some news up on my website. So here is a new blog post to fill the gap between my last bylined article and…

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Character Couture: Dress the Drama


I had the privilege of interviewing five top Texas costume designers for Arts+Culture Magazine. Barry Doss (Huntsville), Susan Branch Townes (Austin), Christina Cook (Dallas), Macy Lyne (Houston) and LA Clevenson(Houston) were filled with enthusiasm for…

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To Run or Not To Run


Do you run? Olympic marathon length or short sprints? Writing is like running. We have different length pieces we work on. I just finished up what I would consider a 5K: a magazine piece for…

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Hearing voices


“I write only because there is a voice inside me that will not be still.” Sylvia Plath This week was fairly productive writerly-wise. I Had It All Under Control. So imagine my surprise when, during…

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