Arrgh Won the 2015 Readers’ Favorite Silver Medal for Children’s Books Grades 4-6

Arrgh Won the 2015 Readers’ Favorite Silver Medal for Children’s Books Grades 4-6

Nothing feels better then when some one tells you they like what you’ve written. The feeling is euphoric. Euphoric: Adjective They received a euphoric welcome: elated, happy, joyful, delighted, gleeful; excited, exhilarated, jubilant, exultant; ecstatic, blissful, rapturous, transported, on cloud nine, in seventh heaven; informal on top of the world, over the moon, on a high. So when I got an email from the people at Readers’ Favorite...

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Research Rocks

Research Rocks

You can’t write what you don’t know. Sure, books and the internet are great ways to find out about your subject, but the best way to research your story is to live it. For the Lakeview Novels I tried to do just that. While researching Hush (the story of an unknown princess who is discovered by an undercover student journalist and hunted down by terrorists on the campus of her elite boarding school) I went to several rugby games – a...

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5 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About My Young Adult Lakeview Novel Series…

5 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About My Young Adult Lakeview Novel Series…

With the approach Of Scream’s release on July 25th, I thought I’d let you in on a couple fun behind the scene writing facts. 1. The lead female characters are named after our real daughters, Blakely (age 19), Leigh (age 17), and Halle (age 15). 2. Not only did I go to a boarding school, but our daughter’s do too. In fact, Lakeview Academy is modeled after the school my daughter’s attend, called Shawnigan Lake School. Google it....

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