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Signed Copies of the Book Scavenger Series

I recently visited my local indie bookstore The Wandering Jellyfish Bookshop and signed copies of all my books in hardback and paperback. If you’d like a copy, you can order online (if the web page hasn’t been updated to show all options, just call or email them), or stop in if you’re local. You’ll not only be supporting me, but a brand new (very awesome!) children’s bookstore in my area. If you already have a copy of my books and would like a personalized bookplate (and/or a bookmark and stickers), email me at fromthemixedupfiles@gmail.com and I’ll be happy to send you one.… Read the rest

Notes from the Revision Cave–April

This year for newsletter subscribers, I’m sharing about my process as I work on my next middle-grade mystery. I’ll repost here on my blog a few weeks after they appear in the newsletter, but if you want to follow my writing process closer to real-time, or you don’t want to miss out on my monthly Book Love giveaways, or you want to be the first to hear Book Scavenger updates and other bookish fun, then make sure to subscribe. I’ll be sending out a new one with the latest soon! *  *  * I’ve come to the point in my revision process where I clean my office.… Read the rest

Book Scavenger Website Update!

The Book Scavenger website has a new look! I can hardly believe it, but it’s been over six years since I launched the website and the game for the publication of Book Scavenger in 2015. Six years!!! Back then, I had no idea if anyone would read Book Scavenger, let alone want to play a version of the game in the book. But I kept thinking about how if I had read Book Scavenger when I was a kid, I would have wanted the game to be real. And the first thing I would have done after finishing the book would have been to look it up and see if it was.… Read the rest

Notes from the Revision Cave–March

This year for newsletter subscribers, I’m sharing about my process as I work on my next middle-grade mystery. I’ll repost here on my blog a few weeks after they appear in the newsletter, but if you want to follow my writing process closer to real-time, or you don’t want to miss out on my monthly Book Love giveaways, or you want to be the first to hear Book Scavenger updates and other bookish fun, then make sure to subscribe. I’ll be sending out a new one with the latest soon! ♦ I have a fun update for you about the novel I’ve been working on.… Read the rest

Notes from the Revision Cave–February

This year for newsletter subscribers, I’m sharing about my process as I work on my next middle-grade mystery. I’ll repost here on my blog a few weeks after they appear in the newsletter, but if you want to follow my writing process closer to real-time, or you don’t want to miss out on my monthly Book Love giveaways, or you want to be the first to hear Book Scavenger updates and other bookish fun, then make sure to subscribe. I’ll be sending out a new one with the latest soon!   ♦ One of the tricky things with a revision, at least for me, is letting go of my attachments to what I wrote before.… Read the rest