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Ideas–Sounds from my Heart

May 26, 2006 As a writer of stories for children, I often have the opportunity to go into classrooms and talk to kids about writing. “Where do you get your ideas?” they all ask. From things that really happen, from my own childhood, from watching you, I tell them. But what I often think about, […]

Recurring Sounds!

A Sound from My Heart May 30, 2006 As I write, whether it’s a short story for my Pockets series, or a chapter for my current novel, Two Moon Journey, I find recurring themes weaving in and out, some big, some small. (My writing group accuses me of putting chocolate chip cookies in almost every […]
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SCBWI BookStop

This is an exciting time–a wonderful opportunity to share my beloved TWO-MOON JOURNEY with a whole new audience of teachers, librarians and friends. Take a look at my BOOKSTOP page–just click on the image below. And please let me know what you think. Feel free to share this with all your Facebook friends. I am […]

The Corn of Forgiveness

  Those of you who’ve read TWO-MOON JOURNEY know that the 13 ears of corn Simu-quah brings with her on their forced journey becomes truly significant for 3 reasons. Hint: One of those reasons has to do with a Native-American tradition that has mentions the Corn of Forgiveness. At my Book Launch party, each family […]

Two-Moon Journey, Making a Debut!

It’s happening, it’s really happening. My dear and precious book will be in the bookstores very soon. And I truly believe, if you read it, you will love it, or at least, you will find a part of your deep self touched and changed by the time the book ends.            […]

Two-Moon Journey, Coming Up Soon

Okay, so I know not all the world will see it, but I am eager for lots of folks to meet 11 year-old Simu-quah, Kinosha her cousin, and all the family. It’s a hard journey they are on, forced to leave their beautiful Twin Lakes village and march across 4 states to a new home they never wanted.

Writing in the San Juans: A New Start

Here I am in Friday Harbor, with 5 of my favorite friends: Judy Bodmer,Nancy White Carlstrom, Katherine Grace Bond, Janet Lee Carey, and Dawn Knight. Together we are mighty: the Diviners Writing Group. Each week on Tuesdays, we meet for an afternoon of reading and critiquing each other’s work.

Soaring with The Eagles

Wow! It's been a long time since I've posted a blog, though many of you have been following my adventures in Alaska via Facebook. I just arrived home from this amazing trip Thursday night, and my mind and heart are still filled with vast and startling images of Denali and Kenai Peninsula.