Iím glad youíre here.
I've updated the look and organization of this site, and it will take me a little while to fill in all the information you've been finding here for nine years. Please pardon the dust while the new, improved inside pages are under construction.
Meanwhile, come back often, look around, see what's new.
Read excerpts from my three most recent books. You can reach them with the links at left. If I get requests, I'll put up the first chapters of the older books as well.
Get to know me through my bio
. Hint: Books and literacy are big parts of who I am and what I do.
Comb through my archive of bite-size Writing Tips
. You'll find practical advice on punctuation, word use, story structure, character development, time management, and more. (For the time being, the Tips are chronological. Now that there are more than 100, I'll soon reorganize them by category.)
. Offer suggestions on how I can make this site more useful to you. Ask me questions about writing, publishing, or anything else. Let me know if you're looking for a conference presentation.
The section on my programs for students and adults has yet to be updated. I love to visit schools, libraries, and community groups. At the moment, though, I'm up to my ears in grad school work. Once I have my master's degree in hand, I'll again be available to accept a range of engagements, beyond the occasional conference. Same goes for my editing services — but if you're looking for a freelance editor, contact me
any time and I can refer you to some great folks.
Also under construction is my Links page, where I'll present links to a carefully selected group of fun and informative cyberplaces. Stay tuned.
This is probably so obvious I donít even need to say it, but Ö everything on this site is under copyright. Feel free to link to my site — new guests are always welcome. But before you copy or distribute any part of this material, ask me for permission.
Again, thanks for stopping by. Show yourself around. I want this to be a place where we can meet, communicate, and continue to share the joys of books and reading.