Life. That's what happened. Travel soccer, family visits, trip planning, ongoing negotiations with teenaged daughters over curfew and car use...just life. BUT, early every morning before all the summer mayhem begins, I've been writing. Danny, Emilio, Rafael, Father Timothy, Cookie...they are all living larger in my brain and on the pages and I'm excited to share them and their story with others.
I've also been reading Deborah Halverson's Writing Young Adult Fiction for Dummies and finding it quite useful (www.deborahhalverson.com). She has a knack for breaking down complex ideas in to bits that can be absorbed and put into use right away. Well done, Deborah.
Carrie Pearson is a children's book author and creator-cheerleader.