writer’s life

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Don’t Block your Blessings

The moral of this story is going to be a follows: Don’t block your own blessings. Despite not really believing I would receive a Highlights Scholarship, I applied. I’ve got to remember not to accept a “no” that was never said.

The Masjid Kamal Loves

One of the hardest parts about being an author is letting go. We often have to let go of ideas that just aren’t working. We let go of professional connections that no longer benefit either party. Most importantly, we let go of our books. After carefully nurturing a book through publication, we release it into… Read more »

Happy (almost) Birthday!

Hey kid, Well, tomorrow is our birthday. We’ll be 39. Can you believe it? That might sound really old to you now, but trust me, it doesn’t feel old. It’s been a while, so I wanted to take some time to catch you up on a few things. First, we grow up to be a… Read more »

Here I am.

Yes, that’s me. Here I am with the two books that firmly launched me into the realm of princess things. Not Quite Snow White is actually directly responsible for my being able to do Disney’s The Little Mermaid: Make a Splash picture book. That’s a story for another time. I didn’t get into publishing to… Read more »

I write. I teach. I mom. I need rest.

I write. I teach. I mom. I thought my use of this phrase would be a good way to make sure that I stay relatively on topic when using social media. At the time, I thought it was cute. I mean, it is catchy.  However, time has now passed since I began using this pithy… Read more »