A New Book is out!

June 28, 2016

On May 2, 2016, History Press released┬áProhibition in Bardstown: Bourbon, Bootlegging and Saloons, and we couldn’t be more excited. By the end of the first day, Amazon was sold out, and it proceeded to sell out again, and yet again in the first three weeks it was up! History Press tells us that it is […]

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June 12, 2015

I’m working on a book for History Press that will be titled Wicked Nelson County. Immersed in Kentucky and particularly Nelson County history for the last few months, and driving back and forth from Bardstown to Lexington has given me plenty of time to mull over the material and the landscapes in rural Kentucky. I […]

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Fabulous, I Say

September 13, 2014

On FB today I clicked on a link to Slate magazine and read an article on fingerprint language: words that we take on and make our own, using them frequently and occasionally obsessively. As one who’s always been accused of using words that no one else will understand (not true, I just collect words that […]

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Back to WORK

October 7, 2012

I attended the Mid-South SCBWI Conference recently, and focused on my Thom Pig picture book. I actually intended to focus on the YA novel but was so caught up in culling through boxes for items we actually needed I printed out the shortest thing I could find, which would be a PB of course. Two […]

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How many Newberrys have you read?

October 10, 2011

I recently attended a writer’s conference for children, a genre I am beginning to work in. At that conference, the mantra that writers should first of all be readers was repeated often and loud. I completely agree. So when I got home, I got a list of the last twenty years of Newberry Award Winners […]

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