My Battle Strategy and a New Release! Lizzie (an Ella Wood novella)

A few months ago, when my son and I decided he was finished homeschooling, my writing strategy changed completely. Instead of simply writing for love, which is what I've been doing for years, I'm going to try to make my hobby replace the job I would now be applying for. (I DO NOT want to … Continue reading My Battle Strategy and a New Release! Lizzie (an Ella Wood novella)

The Evolution of an Author

Some of you guys have been with me on this publishing journey from the beginning. You've watched me break out into the self-publishing market in 2011, make some major mistakes, learn how to rectify them, and gradually come to produce children's literature that has consistently received high ratings. I was an elementary school teacher, and I've … Continue reading The Evolution of an Author

Struggling Readers

As I'm preparing for the upcoming homeschool year, I'm going to take a break from book reviews to touch on a related literary subject--struggling readers. I have one of these. In fact, I have two. The younger one is a typical boy who'd rather spend time outside and therefore commits way less than his full … Continue reading Struggling Readers

Not so much about writing as about Michelle getting old…

Yesterday I lied. I said I had two more Emblazon titles to share with you, but that was before I changed the posts around to accomodate Susan Kaye Quinn's blog tour several weeks ago. Stephanie's Princess Kandake series was actually the last review I have written up. So before I schedule another block of posts, I … Continue reading Not so much about writing as about Michelle getting old…

A Look Forward and a Look Back

What a year! There are things about 2012 I’d like to repeat and things I never want to go through again. I suppose that’s like any other year. As far as my writing is concerned, it’s also been a mixed bag. Now it’s time once again to pick out the highlights, celebrate the goals met, … Continue reading A Look Forward and a Look Back