Giving people hope…

… one story at a time. How has a story given you hope? In this video I describe how I create characters that will give my readers hope. I’m interested in knowing what types of characters you like. What aspect of a fictional story draws you in? Advertisements

Author Factoids

  I would love to hear some fun factoids about you! Leave a comment below after you check out this silly video. ______________________ Walter Plume and the Dehydrated Imagination Walter’s summer looks downright boring. But before his imagination breathes its last breath, Walter stumbles into a mystical land–a land where he has a special power! … More Author Factoids

That is enough…

  Happy Thanksgiving everyone! During the thanksgiving season I sometimes feel silly listing all the “things” I’m thankful for. Expressing gratitude for your gifts, blessings and successes is important. (So if you are doing this, keep doing it. I’m in no way trying to discourage you.) But I was thinking about the many people who … More That is enough…

Words Change Us

I had a conversation with someone the other day who was adamant that reading books doesn’t help you in life. His argument was that he knew a lot of people who did a ton of reading but never did anything. Naturally, I wanted to reach through the phone and give him a slap. He could … More Words Change Us

Wonder

I recently finished reading Wonder by R.J. Palacio. I fell in love with Palacio’s uncomfortably real characters. I think I saw a little of myself in each, even August. I recommend this middle grade novel to any child and especially to teachers. This story will open the eyes of your students to the struggle and … More Wonder