My mom has an eight by ten postcard that I wrote in the third grade, pressed inside an old family photo album. It says, “I will be published all over the world,” written in thick, orange crayon.
Here is where I stand in reaching that goal:
I have been published in THE WRITERS’ JOURNAL, HOPSCOTCH FOR GIRLS, AND FUN FOR KIDZ children’s magazines.
Here is what I have available for future publication (not written in orange crayon):
HUMPHREY’S SECRET KINGDOM is a middle-grade novel with a modern day, fractured-fairy tale twist. Approximately 36,300 words, it is the story of a quirky and offbeat ten-year-old boy with a photographic memory named Humphrey Herbert Plumtree. His busy mother drops him off at the front gates of Disneyland to spend the day alone and major hijinks ensue.
ROBOBEES: Flight of the World’s First Robotic Bee is a nonfiction picture book text about the plight of the honeybee and Colony Collapse Disorder. Harvard University is developing a RoboBee that will pollinate crops like a real honeybee. Will their FANTASTICAL dream become a reality?
Other stories and books are baking, this very minute, but they’re not done yet. When they are, I will be happy to share them. Stay tuned… :)
These are my books. They have not been published “all over the world.” NOT YET.
I am in the throes of querying agents with these stories and have had many postive responses – requests for full and partial manuscripts.
I am hopeful.
A little about me as a person:
I was born in Brooklyn, New York – raised in Texas – and have spent the majority of my grownup life in Idaho. I dabbled in the California-life for a while (where my family now lives) but it wasn’t meant to be, not for me, anyway.
One time I counted, and by my best guess, I’ve moved more than thirty times my whole life. Because I was always the new kid in town, I spent a lot of time observing, mainly because I felt invisible.
With all of that observing going on, I started journaling at the age of fourteen (thank you, Mrs Huthers) and never stopped. Now, over two hundred journals later, I have a lifetime of recorded observations sitting at my fingertips. Watch out family, I have much fodder for my story ideas! Hehe. 😉
In my sparest of spare time, I like to put on funny hats and give tea parties for my friends. One of the most exciting moments of my life was having afternoon tea at Harrods in London. It was divine.
I live in Idaho with one husband, one little son, and an African Sulcata tortoise named, Leonardo da Vinci.
Once or twice a year, I stay at the Lodge in Sun Valley. I always stop to see a framed letter by Ernest Hemingway, hanging in a line of photographs of famous people who have patroned the lodge. I love that letter. He was a grand and prolific writer. I’d like to think I can call myself “writer” too.
I AM a writer.
I like the sound of that.