Posts Tagged creative writing

Three Ways to Make Your Characters Relatable

Three Ways to Make Your Characters Relatable

“I’m trying to set a good example for you!” “I’d rather you were a relatable example.”* *Excerpt from an actual conversation with one of my favorite teenagers. How can authors who write YA  assure that teens will relate to our characters? Share real moments—not just comfortable ones. […]

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Classroom Visits? Yes, Please!!

Classroom Visits? Yes, Please!!

Like many authors these days, my book tour for Counteract has been largely of the virtual variety. The book launch back in August featured a 10-day blog tour, during which Counteract was featured on blogs on three continents. I’ve been actively soliciting reviews from book bloggers since […]

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Resist: Book Two of the Resistance Series won a Silver Medal in the 2016 International Wishing Shelf Book Awards
Resist was named Best YA Fiction 2016 by the Texas Association of Authors Book Awards