October 12, 2017

The protagonist of Worth a Thousand Words, 12-year-old Tillie Green, speaks in photographs. Below are ten images that address scenes from the novel in some way, or include imagery that inspired me in the writing of the piece.

Once you've read the book, they'll all make...

October 7, 2017

Much of Worth a Thousand Words considers the healing effects of art on the psyche. And as #inktober has taken over my Instagram page (to my delight), I've found myself looking back on old art work of my own and experimenting with new forms when the rare moment of non-w...

July 6, 2017

My amazing friend and talented poet, Kelly Granito, posted this Margaret Atwood piece on social media today, and as I dive into my second book, its message of surrender feels so right.

The Moment

The moment when, after many years 
of hard work and a long voyage 
you stan...

May 15, 2017

My grandma, Alice Brady, passed away yesterday. She was by far the strongest person I've ever known. She survived poverty, domestic violence, and a literal tornado. She raised five kids and cleaned houses and worked her fingers to the bone on the family farm. But thoug...

May 12, 2017

I'm officially a Brooklyn writer now.

My first Friday here, I stumbled upon some astoundingly talented kids performing a dance at the local Rec center in honor of Cinco de Mayo. Check out those colors! That twirling!

I nearly broke out into hives as I stood dumbfounded b...

April 26, 2017

As my debut novel, Worth A Thousand Words, nears completion, I'm finding myself a part of the middle grade fiction community. The middle grade world consists of a funny, warm, welcoming bunch of people. People with blogs... So here I am joining the party!

I'm at a...

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