Information about upcoming events:

SCBWI On the Road in Bartlesville, OK, June 23, 2018: I will be the keynote speaker for the novel-writing track, where I will detail how to work with mentor texts. Hope you can join me! Visit for more info.

Red Sneaker Writers Convention, Oklahoma City, August 31-September 3, 2018: Join me and a host of other amazing speakers. More info here:

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