Interview with Colorado author Jenny Goebel (and giveaway)!

Welcome back to the Colorado is for Writers interview series! Every other Tuesday, I talk to different Colorado-based authors about their work and their connections to this beautiful state. Today, I am thrilled to welcome my friend and critique partner Jenny Goebel! Jenny’s debut middle-grade novel, GRAVE IMAGES, will be published this month, and it’s a moving,… Read more »

ALL FOUR STARS has a cover!

In case you haven’t already seen on Facebook and Twitter, today is the day that the cover for my debut middle-grade novel, All Four Stars, gets revealed to the public! The party’s happening over at Emu’s Debuts, where you can see the actual cover, and at Mother.Write.Repeat., where my lovely fellow Putnam author Krista Van Dolzer is… Read more »

Interview with Colorado author Donna Cooner!

Welcome back to the Colorado is for Writers interview series! Every other Tuesday, I talk to different Colorado-based authors about their work and their connections to this beautiful state. Today, I am thrilled to welcome young adult author Donna Cooner! Donna’s widely praised debut YA novel SKINNY was a finalist for the Colorado Book Award, and she has another… Read more »

Thanks, and links

First off, I’d like to thank everyone who commented, e-mailed me, and shared links on Twitter and Facebook about my recent post “First drafting: Now 96% faster.” I’m so glad to hear that some of the techniques I shared are resonating with fellow writers. I’m planning to do a (much shorter) follow-up post soon on a… Read more »

First drafting: Now 96% faster!

There are certain rules that, for a long time, I believed applied to me as a writer. For example: 1) You’re a slow writer. A first draft takes you years to finish. 2) You need to handwrite your first drafts. 3) Outlining too much interferes with your creative process. 4) You need to revise as… Read more »

Interview with Colorado author Kristi Helvig!

Welcome back to the Colorado is for Writers interview series! Every other Tuesday, I talk to different Colorado-based authors about their work and their connections to this beautiful state. Today, I am thrilled to welcome young adult (and fellow 2014 debut) author Kristi Helvig! Kristi is a Ph.D. clinical psychologist turned sci-fi/fantasy author. She can be found musing about space… Read more »

Two awesome books you should read

Greetings, friends! First, I hope that you’ve been enjoying my new Colorado is for Writers interview series. Thanks so much to all who’ve participated so far, and to the readers who have commented and shared links! I’ve got another interview coming up next week with debut young adult author Kristi Helvig, and then even more… Read more »

Interview with Colorado author Natasha Wing!

Welcome back to the Colorado is for Writers interview series! Every other Tuesday, I talk to different Colorado-based authors about their work and their connections to this beautiful state. Today, I am thrilled to welcome prolific picture-book author Natasha Wing! Natasha is the author of the “Night Before” series of picture books, which include several titles (like… Read more »