Archive | June, 2012


27 Jun

Signing books at the Florence (OR) Festival of Books, September, 2011.

July 14, 2012

My blog aims to help YOU get excited about writing prose — fiction or memoir.  I plan to set writing deadlines while sharing tips.  I’ll also present an ever-growing list of writing prompts, just in case you’re feeling blocked.   I’ll answer all the questions I can.   You’ll also find links to the sites that I like — ones that will help in your writing journey.

My other blogging  goal is for me.  I want keep feeling the teaching energy that has filled me up for more than 25 years.  As I write, I’ll imagine myself talking to you (trying my darndest to SEE and HEAR all of you).

A blog won’t have the classroom or the tables we sat around but your faces will live in my imagination.  Since my teaching  style has always been a matter of give and take, I’m counting on interacting WITH you, much as we did in my classes.  The more you speak up, the more fun we’ll have. 

Check my website for more info about me.

The strip photo shows me reading to kids at the OSU Bookstore when Tails of Spring Break was published in hardback.  In the lower one I’m signing books at the Florence (OR) Festival of Books, 2011.  This year’s festival will be on September 29, and I’ll be there.  A good month for Turkey Monster Thanksgiving.  A good time to meet my middle-grade readers.