I’m a retired high school English teacher. A devourer of books growing up, my profession introduced me to writings and authors from times long past.
Through my studies and teaching, I fell in love with the Ancient and Medieval Worlds.
Now, I hope to inspire young readers and those Young-at-Heart to read more through my Tales and Legends for Reluctant Readers set in these
If they fail…
She could die over 3300 years from home!
Tackle the elements & evil of Ancient Egypt… A history-changing battle & Time Travel Thriller…Fifteen-year-old Rosa doesn’t see dead people…She hears them & talks to them.
When she agrees to help King Tut’s ghost find his lost queen & clear his family’s name, she doesn’t count on falling for him.
She & Tut must also outwit an evil pharaoh determined to stop them… Even if it means one of them must die.
Get it today and see who triumphs.
2015 IAN Book of the Year Finalist YA
2015 CAL Book Award Finalist YA Fiction
2014 Literary Classics Seal of Approval
2015 Readers’ Favorite Finalist YA
2014 Literary Classics Silver Medal for PreTeen/Tween
Q&A With the Author:
What do you like to do when you’re not writing?
When not writing, I spend time with my family, enjoy the Colorado outdoors, catch up on my reading, go to concerts, and travel.
What would you say is your interesting writing quirk?
I have tried several different methods for putting my thoughts down, but after 10+ years of writing have settled on just doing that—writing. I don’t outline. I write one draft and recycle back through the last writing session to edit and add material. When I’m finished with the story, I send it do my editor and move onto the next. I love not being bogged down in multiple drafts.
What suggestions do you have any suggestions to help budding authors become better authors?
My suggestions won’t work for everyone but I encourage all levels of authors to try it. Write the stories you like to read. Entertain your readers. Don’t think you have to know how your story is going to end. Have you ever finished a book where you already knew the ending? Trust your creativity to write the story. And as a writing instructor told me, “When you are stuck just write the next sentence and the next and the next.”
Where do you get information and ideas for your books?
My stories have all come from my love of the ancient and medieval worlds and my imagination. I write the stories I would like to have lived.
What do you think makes a good story?
One that entertains, has engaging characters, a magical/mystical setting, and moves at a fast pace.
Tell us about your favorite summer vacation. Or what you like to do in the summer.
In summer, we go down to southern Mexico for 8-12 days and just play in the sun and ocean. We read a lot, and I do some writing. We love to travel and usually plan a trip overseas very 3-4 years. When we go, we spend 3-4 weeks in the country traveling around on our own.