Visiting Crafting Magic

The very lovely Ms. Jen and I spent some time talking about my upcoming novel Lizzy Speare and the Cursed Tomb at her blog Crafting Magic. It’s due out in September but if you want a sneak peek about the plot or my influences or why I write in a closet –  all those goodies are… Continue reading Visiting Crafting Magic

Lizzy Speare and the Cursed Tomb synopsis

MEET LIZZY SPEARE… …a normal twelve year old girl with a talent for writing, who has a very not normal family secret. And when Lizzy’s father vanishes, that secret will change her life in ways unimagined. (Spoiler Alert!  It turns out that Lizzy, or Elizabeth S. Speare, is the last living descendent of William Shakespeare. … Continue reading Lizzy Speare and the Cursed Tomb synopsis

You Can Judge This Book By Its Cover

Look! It’s the cover! Of my book! (Isn’t it pretty?!) There are no less than four exclamation points in this post. Can you tell that I’m excited? Many many many thanks to the extremely talented Sara Gable  who designed it and put up with all my questions and tweaks and to my agent,  Doug Grad who found her. You… Continue reading You Can Judge This Book By Its Cover

I am Fortune’s Fool

Today is Will Shakespeare’s 448th birthday.  Happy Birthday Will! Back in 2009, I went to London and then up to Stratford Upon Avon. It’s an amazing place and going there is like stepping back in time. If you have the opportunity to go, I highly suggest you visit the Garrick Inn. It’s Stratford’s oldest pub.… Continue reading I am Fortune’s Fool