Read, read, read.

“Read, read, read. That’s all I can say.” Nancy Drew offered this incredible advice in the first Nancy Drew Mystery Story, written by Carolyn Keene. I wished I’d written that. I’m sure that for years the real Carolyn Keene, Mildred “Millie” Augustine Wirt Benson, wished readers knew that she had. The Secret of the Old […]

Balance

If you are anything like me, you struggle to balance all of the requirements of the various roles you play. I’m a list person. I think I have to be as a result of my dual Gemini personality. I’m fun, flighty and creative on one hand, and all business on the other. Throw in a […]

Defying Gravity

I’m stoked. I’m going to see my favorite musical artist in concert. Idina Menzel. Tomorrow night. With friends. I almost peed my pants just now even thinking about it. I’ve been listening to her radio station all morning while writing, researching and cleaning. Idina’s songs serve as the soundtrack of my life these last fifteen […]

Stuff dreams are made of

My editor sent me a note yesterday, sharing that my latest book, a middle-grade biography of Millie Benson, was mentioned in an article in Publisher’s Weekly. Get out of here. Publisher’s Weekly? That’s like my golf game garnering recognition in Golf Digest. I can only hope. The piece was titled, “Is Children’s Nonfiction Having Its […]