Preview: Just Like Me, Chapter 1: Jamie

Here’s the thing I don’t understand: if bullies are so mean to others, why do kids want to be friends with them but not with me? Mom tried to explain it to me once – something about being like other kids and some people gravitating toward the loudest voice in the room – but I... Continue Reading →


I'm not an artist, although I'd love to be one. I've dabbled in art-ish things, like drawing and painting, but mostly I stick with crafts such as scrapbooking, home decorating, and crocheting. That means I don't know a lot about what it takes to make great art. So, of course, I created a character who's... Continue Reading →

Just Like Me: When Research is Real Life

It is very common for writers to discuss their research for a novel. For some, that may involve reading all about Hermes Trimigestes and the Emerald Tablet, or sword play, or police procedures. I’ve researched subjects that have dragged me down into a rabbit hold from which I took hours to emerge. I’m lucky to... Continue Reading →

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