I'm going to be developing and co-editing an own voices anthology with author and podcaster Maureen Hoff! Maureen is wonderful--I'm so happy to be working with her!
The tentative title is Clubfoot Connections: Stories, essays, and poetry by members of the clubfoot community. Submissions are open through Sep 30. Click here for the submission guidelines.
For updates on this book and other clubfoot resources, visit ThinkingInkPress.com/clubfoot/ and sign up!
I've been working on a guided journal for clubfoot parents called Beyond Boots 'n' Bars. We ran a Kickstarter campaign through Thinking Ink Press, which funded. A big thank you to all the backers!
Here's the cover. Isn't it pretty?!
I never make new year's resolutions, but there's something optimistic about starting a new year. Here's hoping some good things come your way in 2022. Cheers!
It's November--there's a chill in the air and the scent of pumpkin spice seems to be everywhere.
It's also National Novel Writing Month--the annual online fiction-writing marathon in which people all around the world try to write 50,000 words during this month. Yes, 50,000!
It can be a wild ride if you want to give it a try. Back in 2008 I wrote a mish mash of 50,000 unusable words. I couldn't make that into an actual novel, but I did have fun and I made a very good friend who I am still in touch with today. I know several people who can and do reliably write that much every November. More power to them!
You can also join in and do some writing for fun without worrying about how many words you ultimately come up with. There's even a young writer program for kids.
For those of you who are writing--good luck!
If you're nano-curious and want to learn more, pop on over and visit www.nanowrim.org.
Wishing everyone a happy Halloween! This isn't my cat, but it sure is cute!
A big thank you to everyone who backed the Kickstarter campaign for Beyond Boots 'n Bars! I really appreciate it.
Over at Thinking Ink Press, we'll be working on producing this book. The first copies of Beyond Boots 'n' Bars will go to the Kickstarter backers, and then we'll be publishing it.
The Kickstarter campaign is live for the clubfoot journal that I created and want to publish through my small press!
This guided journal is designed to support parents with a baby who is in treatment for clubfoot.
Here's a mockup of the cover design.
Whether or not you have a child with clubfoot, I hope you'll share to help spread the news. Click here to learn more!
I recently decided to cancel my Facebook page. So that will be happening soon. I don't use it much anymore. The Thinking Ink Press Facebook page will still be there. I'm on Twitter, and of course here at my author site.
For those of you who don't know, I'm one of the founders of Thinking Ink Press. We're small: we publish one or two books a year.
Recently, I ran a Kickstarter campaign for a funny sci fi book by a new author that we're planning to publish. It went really well, so we're set to move forward with publishing The Hereafter Bytes by Vincent Scott.
It was a bit of a wild ride since we launched the second week in March, but supporters came through and backed the campaign beyond my expectations. Thanks again to everyone who backed or supported this campaign by spreading the word!
If you're interested in learning more about my crowdfunding exprerience, you can check out my guest post On Crowdfunding in Publishing at Armed with a Book.
I write books about children's health.