Books, Writing

How to Increase Latinx Representation in Children’s Literature

Hi everyone.  I was on a COVID hiatus during the spring and summer, but I am back to posting. I hope you were all well and managed to avoid the virus as it has wreaked havoc with so many people, including my son, who lives in New York City. Thankfully, he successfully battled the virus… Continue reading How to Increase Latinx Representation in Children’s Literature

Books, Travel, Writing

Writing My Way to the Island of Cozumel

  I'm feeling optimistic for a better month on this first day of August. Maybe by day 31 it will be a different story, but for today I'll take optimism. July was a rough month for a lot of people and for the nation. Some people unplugged, some dug in, some lamented and others did all… Continue reading Writing My Way to the Island of Cozumel

Writing, writing conferences, writing tips

Lessons Learned at the WD Conference

  Two words for the Writer's Digest Novel Conference in L.A: Worth It! A couple of weeks of craft workshops jammed into two and a half days may be overwhelming, but there was lots of value for $249. Twenty plus pages of facts, thoughts, post-its to self, and business cards fill my note book so this… Continue reading Lessons Learned at the WD Conference