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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 designed — run get tickets! Read full article here.

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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 family, her barn-friends team up to help her solve the mystery. Click Here for the direct link to the post. […]

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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 really terrific articles this month!

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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 once a week in emergency-we-might-get-bombed-by-the-Soviets-who-have-a-toehold-in-Cuba, this was a big deal. We don’t often get to go on big trips like […]

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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 news about BURNED, my upcoming Middle Grade book about a young equestrian who solves a mystery and saves her mother. […]

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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 the creation of a new in-between chapter in my WIP, a new, insistent voice came to call. A kernel of […]

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Roughing It

When writing a rough draft, I find it easiest to jump in and write a few chapters to see what the characters have in mind. Which works well for me – except when it doesn’t.   Ten chapters into my latest work in progress I stumbled upon a major problem. I didn’t know how it […]

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Chopping off the Fish Head

I have been waiting for several months for the latest revision to perk a bit on the back burner before jumping back in. Just before I turned in my manuscript for the SCBWI conference critiques, it hit me. I had it all wrong. When my husband goes fishing, he has the presence of mind to […]

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Writing Down the Rows

The magnificent Deborah Adams, author of the Jesus Creek mystery series and editor in chief of Oconee Press, asked me to guest blog for her. This made me realize just how long it had been since I posted a new blog article here.   Long time, no see. Now working on a blog schedule for […]

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