One night last winter I went to poet Rachel Kessler’s house for a dinner party. Then a snow storm blew in forcing us to spend the night in the guest room. That was the night I discovered Rookie Magazine. … Read More
Are you working on a young adult (YA) novel? Don’t miss this panel discussion for insight from three published YA authors on the writing and publishing process.
Seattle authors Kevin Emerson, Karen Finneyfrock and Jennifer Longo discuss writing young
I’m writing a new short story. Here’s why that is so scary that I’m not actually working on it right now but writing this blog post instead…I don’t actually write short stories. I write poetry and novels. And, yeah, … Read More
It’s BANNED BOOKS WEEK again and I’ve been thinking about how IDEAS CAN BE DANGEROUS.
I struggle with the question of content all the time as an author who writes from young adults. During the process of editing COURAGE: DARING … Read More
It could sound braggy to say that I’m happy with critical response to my second novel STARBIRD MURPHY AND THE WORLD OUTSIDE. But the life of a writer is full of mean days, so I’m going to live … Read More
At Last! There’s a new Lit Series in West Seattle!
It’s called WordsWest and it is being curated by literary power houses Susan Rich, Katy E. Ellis, and Harold Taw. It will take place every third Wednesday, 7pm, … Read More
Maybe the greatest honor an author can receive is when readers chose her book for their book club. I say that as a long-time member of book clubs. As a book club member who once got into a ferocious … Read More
As teachers and teaching artists all over the country ramp up into a new school year, its time to think about arts in the classroom and how they encourage critical thinking and creativity.
In addition to writing poetry … Read More
After readings around the Pacific Northwest, Starbird Murphy and the World Outside can be considered released. Thanks to Marcie Sillman and KUOW’s The Record for a lovely interview, available here. And thanks to Elliott Bay Book Company for having … Read More