A Year In Review: Reading Last year, I analyzed my reading and wrote down some goals for 2017. Here are my 2017 goals from this post (opens in a new tab.) I want to read 125 books in 2017. I want 30% of what I read to be *by* a person of color. Not just … Continue reading A Year in Review: Reading
I get asked a lot about my research process which is a whole other series of posts, probably. But I do a lot of googling as I write, and I wanted to share a list of things I've googled the last two writing sessions as I work on Book 2 of the Balloonmakers. These are all … Continue reading Peeking Behind the Curtains of Book Research
I love the alliteration of WIP Wednesdays, but for the second week, this is going up on Thursday...oops. Let's jump into a WIP check in! What am I working on? Same as last week! A middle grade novel! It’s about a girl who is the youngest in her family and she doesn’t feel like she … Continue reading WIP Wednesdays #2 (Except Today is Thursday. Again.)
I went off Twitter for just over a week, and then quietly returned, and since then, have been taking several steps to make Twitter my space again. Because this is increasingly a problem, especially for women, who, like me, are Loud on the Internet, I wanted to share some of the things I’ve learned about … Continue reading How I’m Making Twitter My Space Again
I took a short one week hiatus from Twitter. Most people didn't notice I was gone until there was a religion-related kerfluffle over the weekend (I'm not explaining this. Trust me, if you didn't see it, you don't want to know) and I didn't poke my head in. I appreciate the emails, texts, and facebook … Continue reading Learning To Designate Space
Dear Kayla, Yesterday, I told two friends about you. I said, "November 17th." I don't know why the day you were found sticks in my head more than the day you disappeared. I knew you disappeared. I knew you were dead. So why does memory cling to the discovery and not to the loss? Last … Continue reading Blessed with a Wilder Mind
Hi, all! I'm taking a Twitter break. So while normally that's the easiest way to find me, now the easiest way is to email me. My response to non-freelance client emails will be slower to ensure I protect that space as well. I'm not sure if/when I'll be back to Twitter. I've been a Twitter … Continue reading Where I Can Be Found
Oh lovely! I finally have a newsletter up and running! I'm calling it You Had Me at Once Upon a Time because the emphasis here is on falling in love with stories and wonderful art of all types. I'll keep the self-promo to a minimum, and you get writing advice and book recs exclusive to … Continue reading Newsletter Alert! Sign-Up!
You know that moment when you go to update your website, and you realize that you haven't blogged here in awhile? Like, a long while. OOPS. To be fair, I had a lot going on! At the end of July, I moved back to my hometown for a new dayjob. The cats and I are … Continue reading Lipstick Stamps on My Passport
Whoops! I've been a little neglectful of my blog and my website leading up to this release so I'll fix that... In case you didn't know, my next book, Finding Center (District Ballet Company #2) comes out on August 17th! If you want to pre-order it, here are the links! Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Finding-Center-District-Ballet-Company-ebook/dp/B00WAQ942C/ B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/finding-center-katherine-locke/1121774724?ean=9781459290105 iBooks: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/finding-center/id987073622?mt=11 And if … Continue reading Finding Center is coming soon! FAQ and thank yous!