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How my words become amazing illustrations with Tank and Fizz

» by February 2, 2014 at 6:36 pm » Comments (0)

One of the best things about writing graphic novels for kids is watching my ideas take on a life of their own. And that's exactly what's happening with Tank & ...more »

How an old idea is kickstarting my new year

» by January 14, 2014 at 8:09 pm » Comments (0)

[caption id="attachment_1766" align="alignright" width="162"] Meet Fizz! The goblin who lived in my notebook for a decade (drawn by Mike Deas)[/caption] I have a lot of story ideas. It comes with the territory. ...more »

Early holiday present brings new mystery series!

» by December 24, 2013 at 4:22 pm » Comments (1)

With Christmas only a day away, I wanted to share with you a present from my creative pal, the amazing Mike Deas. Introducing Tank & Fizz, monster detectives extraordinaire: [caption id="attachment_1747" align="aligncenter" ...more »

Ganked print edition arrives. I am happy.

» by November 20, 2013 at 8:04 pm » Comments (0)

I've written over 30 books and graphic novels for kids over the last decade. I like them all. A lot. I'm always happy when the first printed copies arrive at ...more »

Why I’m Launching Ganked Quietly in a Noisy World

» by October 19, 2013 at 11:25 am » Comments (4)

Friday was a bit of a quiet celebration day around here. First, it was Friday and that always puts a spring in my step. Second, my young adult gamer geek mystery, Ganked ...more »

Get Ganked on Wattpad

» by October 14, 2013 at 12:55 pm » Comments (0)

It's locked down and online. No more edits. No more tweaking. Time to step back and let go. Yesterday, I uploaded the final version of Ganked: Geeked Out Mysteries #1 to ...more »

Three newly releasesd books to tackle online bullying in your classroom

» by August 8, 2013 at 11:43 am » Comments (0)

I fill many roles in my daily life: children's writer, digital games-based-learning critic and advocate and virtual world community manager and finally elementary school teacher. The recent tragicĀ  events of children ...more »
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