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Monday, February 20, 2017

Just got back from the CATE conference (California Association of Teachers of English) in Santa Clara, Ca. It was fantastic! I talked to a group of teachers about how I introduce the writing process to students, then I had a book signing. Even with the rain, it was a great day!

Monday, February 13, 2017

I will be speaking at the CATE (California Association of Teachers of English) this Friday in Santa Clara, California. After that I will be signing books in the Exhibit Hall. Wish me luck!

Monday, February 6, 2017

Just had a wonderful experience at College View Elementary in Huntington Beach. I did three presentations, signed lots of books and then had lunch with a few of the students. It was a fabulous day!

Monday, January 23, 2017

Just sent my revised manuscript of WELCOME TO THE VELVET ARMS to Cheryl Matthews at Boyds Mills Press. I think it is much improved and hope that she enjoys it. Wish me luck!

Monday, January 9, 2017

Holidays are over and it's time to get back to work! I will be heading down to Southern California for the Huntington Beach Author Festival at the end of the month and then up to Santa Clara to speak at the California Association of Teachers of English conference in February.

Monday, December 19, 2016

Am revising my novel WELCOME TO THE VELVET ARMS and preparing to submit it to Boyds Mills Press. I think it is a much tighter story now!

Monday, December 12, 2016

A slight correction to my last post! The CATE convention at which I will be speaking is scheduled for February, not January. The event takes place in Santa Clara, which is very close, so I won't have to drive very far! I will be presenting at the Huntington Beach Author Festival in January.