Pre-pandemic, I shared my writing journey with elementary and secondary students in northeastern Pennsylvania, most recently the seniors at Tunkhannock Area High School. So many of these enthusiastic and talented young writers plan to continue with writing beyond high school! 

 

More recently I've been tweaking my picture book manuscripts, some of which I've begun to query. I'm also writing a math-themed picture book that, shall I say... is taking me down an unexpected path! 

My historical novel is nearing its upteenth revision and I'm thrilled that a local book group will be reading it this spring! 

I've joined a new kidlit NF critique group, NF Breakout Crew, and we're having a great time swapping manuscripts and cheering each other on!

 

This past year I've also participated in NFFest, #waterpoemproject, #fallwritingfrenzy, #Storystorm and more than a few writing-craft webinars. Special thanks to the authors, agents and editors who happily share their wisdom with those of us who are getting started. 

I 'm also fortunate to be part of SCBWI  and of Julie Hedlund's 12x12 Picture Book Challenge!

 

 

To learn more about my writing journey click onto my blog. It might be a post about education or the craft of writing or a pandemic-inspired series called "My Newfoundland".  The virtual visit didn't compare to being with the family and friends I grew up with, but my trip down Memory Lane was great fun. Hopefully the border will reopen soon!