Thank You, Minnesota State Arts Board

Minnesota often gets a bad rap. I mean, we have these winters where the weather is, shall we say, less than hospitable. And then, … Well, I guess that’s it. Other than the winters, living in Minnesota can be pretty great, especially if you’re an...

So, Uh, My Manuscript Won This Award…

A million years ago, in 2009, when I was just a baby writer with grand dreams and terrible drafts, I attended my first Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators┬ánational conference in Los Angeles (SCBWI LA). I was┬áso nervous. Socially awkward would be...