Thursday, December 9, 2021
Monday, September 27, 2021
📚 Do you love to write, read, or talk about kidlit? Do you only function after your daily caffeine fix? Do cats rule your household?
Thursday, July 1, 2021
OHEMGEE it's finally here for the whole world to see!!! It's the cover reveal for my middle grade debut novel Sir Fig Newton and the Science of Persistence!
Isn't it lovely???
I was completely wowed when I first saw the black-and-white cover sketch right before Thanksgiving 2020. Then when I saw the final color version, I squealed with delight! My heart was filled with so much joy that I couldn't stop smiling and crying (happy tears!).
The amazingly talented artist, Brittney Bond, did an incredible job capturing the main character, twelve-year-old Mira Williams, and her chonky cat, Sir Fig Newton. I love, love, love everything about this cover. From Mira's determined expression, her awesome curls, and the NASA t-shirt to Mr. Chonky's white-tipped tail and lime green eyes. And of course all the purr-fect accents, including the science doodles, the Florida palm tree shadow, and the bike-a-thon flyer.
I cannot wait for biracial Black girls to see themselves on the cover and in this book. I know my inner child is over the moon. I hope you love it as much as I do!
Monday, March 29, 2021
Norwescon is the Pacific Northwest’s premier science fiction and fantasy convention. I was invited to participate for their 2020 event, but, well, you know... covid. But they're back, this time virtually. I'm sad to not have the in-person experience, especially since this is my first time in attendance, but I know it'll still be fantabulous!
Wednesday, May 6, 2020
To the confident me that loved making up stories and living in my imagination.
To the self-conscious me that took poetry in college because she just knew she'd be a writer, but then let that dream go because everyone else was so much better.
To the unconscious me that had gotten lost in the accounting world and after relocating to D.C., eventually rediscovered her love of writing.
To the dedicated me that spent many late nights and weekends working on her craft.
To the fearless me that moved cross-country to Portland, OR to pursue her dream of writing full-time.
To the defeated me that gave up many, many times, overwrought with fear, doubt and shame.
And to the persistent me that eventually picked myself up again and again, reminding me why I write: to entertain, empower, and inspire.
Thanks to all the pieces of me, we did it: