The first three short stories I published were written for middle-grade magazines with virtually 100% all-girl audiences. These publications frowned upon even the whisper of male influence in their fiction. They wanted girl characters. Girl Humor. Girl Insights. Girl Situations. A lot of girl power going. Still, I was happy with the way these stories… Continue reading Is Your Story in Need of a Gender Overhaul?
There are so many reasons why I love going to the library: the books, the all-knowing librarians, the books, the atmosphere. The books. And, now that my kids are all in school, I can actually go to the library by myself and spend more than the usual fifteen seconds looking around. Even better, though, I… Continue reading You Can’t Judge a Person by Their Book Covers