Who will tell their stories?

Posted by on May 22, 2015

As National Foster Care Month is wrapping up its last week, I came across this image on Twitter:   The words gave me pause. Who will tell the stories of children in foster care? As a social worker, I know that every child has a story to tell, and every child deserves to have someone listen.  I have looked at some of the kids I have worked with, and have been humbled by their bravery, their...

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Finding Pony query

Posted by on May 15, 2015

Many people have been asking what Finding Pony is about. I am in the process of developing a page specifically for the book, in anticipation of the September launch (yeah!). But in the meantime, I thought it might be fun to show you what my original query looked like, when I was in the process of getting an agent. And without further adieu… Kids in Bravo Hills trailer park usually have to...

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ARCs are in

Posted by on May 13, 2015

Yesterday I was leaving a client’s home when I got the text from my publisher that the ARCs (advanced reading copies) were in, and did I want to come by and get one? Yes. Yes please and thank you very much. It is really a surreal experience to hold the book you wrote in your hand. I still can’t quite get over the feeling. Countless hours of thinking, imagining, drafting, writing, and...

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Happy Friday dance!

Posted by on May 8, 2015

It’s Friday! It’s Friday! Such tremendously good things are happening around here. For one, it rained yesterday, and for those of us who live in California, any kind of precipitation is a pretty big deal, y’know. (Dear Lord, please send more.) It was like a May miracle, seeing those precious droplets of moisture create puddles in my street, and the thunder was like music to our...

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