When I brought Smokey home in December, 2009 and learned some of what happened, I knew I had to write about it. I entered an early draft of the story to the 2011 Pacific Northwest Writers Association Literary Contest where Smokey’s Walkabout was a finalist in the Children’s/Middle Grade category. That early draft was way … Continue reading The Journey
Smokey’s Walkabout is a middle grade novel that tells the story of a cat who leaves home and takes the next two years and nine months to return. The story is inspired by actual events. Smokey is my cat. And he really was away from home for two years and nine months. He’s fifteen now, … Continue reading The Story
I have accepted an offer to be represented by Steven Chudney of The Chudney Agency! This is a culmination of many attempts over the years to have my writing work represented by a literary agent. For me, this is a dream come true. A mere period ( . ) will not suffice!
Not exactly the words you want to hear while you're staring at your optometrist's ear while being blinded by a very bright, very white light. In the moment before I asked what "the little guy" was, a couple of scenarios ran through my mind. One. Not too long ago, I worked for a manager who … Continue reading “There’s the little guy.”
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