It’s Storytime!

Let's move into this next month with some exciting events. First, Friday is Tell a Fairy Tale Day! If you've read Song of a Wingfin, try telling a friend about Noreen's adventure in your own words. It's fun being a storyteller and Friday will be a great day to practice. The second announcement is that…

I Got Mail

Before Christmas last year, a lovely lady on social media asked publicly for recommendations of a children’s book to buy for her nieces. At first, I hesitated, not wanting to sound like a braggart but quickly tossed off that feeling. I should be proud! I wrote a wonderful story! So I responded, telling her of…

Book Inspired Holiday Week

The first day of November brings us our first book inspired holiday. Sunday was Author’s Day. This holiday was created with the intention to bring awareness to American authors in the early 1900s by Nellie Verne Burt McPherson. Nellie was the president of the Bement, Illinois Women’s Club, teacher, and an avid reader throughout her…

June 24: Happy Fairy Day!

I confess, I love random holidays, and when I saw that tomorrow is International Fairy Day, I thought, How cool! So word on the interwebs claim this holiday was created by artist Jessica Galbreth from Waterville, Ohio. She used to do beautiful gothic fairy art but switched to angel art in recent years. I love…

A White Author Writing POC

When authors build the characters for their books, there are several ways they can be born. I have some author friends who say the characters pop in their heads way before the stories. Writing Song of a Wingfin, things happened differently. The characters almost formed around the story. An exception to this was Noreen. The sparks…

Nerding Out: Wizard of Oz

If you know me at all, you are aware of my obsession with The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. I love the books. I remember going to the library, making my way through the white hardback covers of the 1974 reissued edition. I never thought I’d own a 2nd edition, 1st state. But, that’s what my…

Image Inspiration: Song of a Wingfin

In case you haven't heard, I'm releasing my first book on March 17! I've always loved folklore and reimagining of those old tales. Song of a Wingfin does just that, as well as introduce you to characters you may not have met before. If you'd like to Pre-Order, click the cover. Inspiration can come in…