Stories from the Author

March 31, 2014

In writing my novel, Lilly Noble & Actual Magic, I remembered as a kid, I found scary places both intriguing and terrifying. Again and again, I felt drawn to the unknown like a moth to the flame. 


Here's an excerpt from Lilly Noble & Actual Magic :


At the front of the...

March 25, 2014

In writing my Actual Magic series for Young Adults,  In creating characters that really mattered to me, I also explored their friendships and bonds with one another, and what those relationships brought to the power of the story.


This scene was about establishing trust...

January 24, 2014

Lilly Noble & Actual MagicExcerpt BlogCrafting the first few paragraphs of a brand new story presents an amazing challenge to every writer. That handful of words must convey to the reader not only the story’s who, what, where, when, and why, but also, its mood, tone, a...

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