Leaping into Genres

This past fall, I took a leap. I had wanted to take a more active role in the Rocky Mountain Chapter of SCBWI. When an opportunity arose, I volunteered to co-lead a new writing group — the Denver South Connect and Critique. Working with my co-leader, the talented Judy Rose (author of the award-winning Look … More Leaping into Genres

Nutty for Newberys

My January tradition isn’t getting into shape, losing weight, or becoming organized.  Instead, I watch for the American Library Association announcements, and get my hands on the latest Newbery Award winning book as fast as I can. I’ve loved the Newberys since I was old enough to read them. This award, given to “the most … More Nutty for Newberys

Getting into Roses

 My package had made it through the airport scanner, and the agent at Washington Dulles airport frowned. He took out his knife and sliced open my carefully taped box. Rummaging through the clothes and shoes and books, he pulled out a ziplock bag containing a wet paper towel wrapped around a muddy ball.    “This” … More Getting into Roses

“Team Waffle”

Six years ago, around Christmas of 2010, Elizabeth Holman, a Palliative Care Psychologist at the Veteran’s Administration, said it was as if a switch flipped in her brain.  She and her spouse Diane Brookshire had been raising CCI puppies for about eight years, but suddenly Elizabeth knew that it was time to put her focus … More “Team Waffle”