Saturday, August 1, 2020

Online Writing Classes Starting This Month!

As I mentioned in an earlier post, I'm now offering writing and publishing classes for ages 10-18 through Outschool.com. At this point, I've created and scheduled all my late-summer and fall classes and posted their details on my Outschool profile.

Here's an updated version of my previous post with the complete list of classes:

How to Become a Published Author (ages 12-17)

Spooky Writing Camp (ages 10-13)



Writing Memorable Monsters (ages 14-18) 

Two-Sentence Ghost Stories (ages 10-13)

Two-Sentence Ghost Stories (for Older Teens) (ages 14-18)

All classes will be held over Zoom. For more information, please follow the links.

I miss traveling around to schools, libraries, and festivals right now, so I'm really looking forward to this opportunity to virtually work with young writers!

Saturday, July 18, 2020

Strange, Dark, and Haunting History Talk

On Thursday, July 23, 6:30 pm Pacific, I'm giving an online talk through the Monmouth Public Library that will be free and open to the public! I'll discuss the strange, dark, and haunting history that inspires my writing and explain how I turn historical research into historical fiction.


If your library, school, book club, etc., is interested in hosting me for a virtual visit, please contact Lisa Nadel at Lonni Lane Marketing.

Monday, July 13, 2020

New Online Writing Classes

Starting July 17 and continuing through the fall, I'll be offering writing and publishing classes for school-aged students through Outschool.com. I'm still working on getting all of my summer and fall classes set up, but you can find all new course information on my Outschool profile.

Here are the classes I'm currently scheduling:

How to Become a Published Author (ages 13-18)

Spooky Writing Camp (ages 11-14)

Writing Spine-Chilling Scenes (ages 15-18)

Two-Sentence Ghost Stories (ages 11-14)

Two-Sentence Ghost Stories (for Older Teens) (ages 15-18)

All classes will be held over Zoom. For more information, please follow the links.

I miss traveling around to schools, libraries, and festivals right now, so I'm really looking forward to this opportunity to virtually work with young writers!

Friday, June 26, 2020

My Post-Radiation Celebratory Swag Giveaway!

On February 11 I was unexpectedly diagnosed with Stage 1 breast cancer. On March 18 I underwent surgery to remove the tumor just as the U.S. was shutting down in an attempt to slow the spread of COVID-19. From May 27 through June 23 I spent every weekday morning at the hospital undergoing radiation.

It's been a lot to cope with, but I know we've all been dealing with insurmountable stress and hardships this year. I'm certainly relieved to be done with these stages of my treatment.

To celebrate the end of radiation, I'm running a book swag giveaway!

UPDATE: The giveaway is now closed. I will email the five winners on Thursday, July 2. Thanks to everyone who entered!

Five random winners will receive a stash of bookmarks, postcards, and stickers.


To enter, simply fill out the following form by 11:59 pm Pacific on Wednesday, July 1. You must be at least 13 years old or have the permission of a parent or guardian. I'll email five random winners on July 2. Good luck!

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