Welcome to my brand new Writer in the Rain blog!
I confess I was reluctant to begin blogging because with a house full of busy teenagers and aging parents and my own writing deadlines I didn’t want one more thing to keep me from doing what I love.
But here’s the thing. I love connecting with readers and writers and teachers and librarians. Book people are my favorite people of all. So here are my goals for the blog. I hope to post once a week. I plan to participate in the Middle Grade Monday book reviews twice a month. And on the other two Mondays I’d like to put up something interesting about what I’m learning as I try to make good stories come to life and share those stories in the world.
From time to time I’ll be promoting some book event or other that I’m involved in. My Toot of the Day is for the class I’ll be teaching this summer at TAG camp for Saturday Academy. If you know a kid in NW Oregon who loves to write and would enjoy my Vampire Free Fiction class, encourage them to sign up here. The Camp for rising 4th and 5th graders is the last week of June and the camp for middle schoolers is the first week of August. It’s heaps of fun! I can’t wait!