I am an aspiring writer of fantasy books for kids and teens. This blog encompasses my thoughts on the writing life, movies, animation—whatever pops into my head (not always a good thing). I was a student at the Vermont College of Fine Arts and earned an MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults. I have worked as an editor, a ghostwriter, a technical writer, a bulk foods stocker, a receptionist, and a babysitter.

I am a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI). I brake for squirrels, geese, Stop signs, and small children on spindly legs pedaling bikes with training wheels. I often crochet and sometimes knit. People get tired of me flinging crocheted flowers their way. Perhaps I’ll fling one your way someday.

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  1. You’ve already opened my mind to a new source of writing inspiration: movies, and silent ones at that. This was an insightful and creative look at developing craft, thanks for the post!

    • I’m so glad to know you’re wrting a novel. I’m still thinking about that post I commented on at your blog. I’m haunted by areas in need of refurbishing–and the hopes and dreams involved in those who live there. Let’s definitely keep each other encouraged!

  2. Thank you for the kind comments. I just wanted to drop a line and let you know I am taking a bit of a break, but I saw and appreciated the comment the other day. All the best, -OM

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  5. I did award your blog with the Liebster Award. If you go to my blog and see my latest posting about the Liebster award, or click on the link to the awards it will tell you all you need to know. Congrats on an awesome blog! And Thanks for always being so supportive of my writing! 🙂

  6. Hi there! I was wondering if maybe I could interview you for my author interview program. 🙂 Thus far, all my authors have written YA or New Adult books, so having a MG or children’s author would be a welcomed first!

  7. Thanks for always visiting my blog! I was wondering if you would actually be interested in doing a review on When Stars Die. All I would need is your e-mail to add to a reviewers list, and my contract manager will take care of everything else. You can find my e-mail on my contact tab!

    • Hi, Amber. Thanks for thinking of me. I hate to tell you this, but I decided not to do book reviews on the blog. I have nothing against book reviews. After all, I had to do that for a living at one point. Now I only do book announcements via author interviews. I would be happy to do one of those with you.

      • It’s not a book review for the blog. It’d be like a book review on Amazon or a quote that would show up on the book. My contract manager wants me to collect a list of possible reviewers, word of mouth stuff.

      • I understand. I no longer write book reviews for Amazon as well. Sorry. It is my personal policy. I don’t mean to offend anyone by that policy, but it is my policy. As I mentioned, I would be glad to interview you for the blog about your book and your process as a weriter.

      • Great. Is your book out now? If not, when will it debut? What’s the genre (so I know how to tailor questions)? Could you email me (lmarie7b(at)gmail(dot)com)?

  8. Along with all my other problems on here, I now find that I have been ‘un-following’ you. I thought you hadn’t posted for a while! Dont know how that happened, but I am back now-will catch up!

    • Wow. I almost unfollowed someone when I moved over the Following button. I didn’t realize you could unfollow someone until then. Makes sense! Anyway, welcome back! 🙂

      • And I wasn’t notified of this reply either! Thik I am going to have to start following comments up myself just on the off chance there is something meant for me.
        I am being tested alright.

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  12. I am delighted to have had a flower flung at me – and equally delighted to have found your blog today. You ARE wonderful and I look forward to coming back and reading much more. It was a pleasure meeting you yesterday. Thank you, thank you – and now, let’s meet again so I can repay your good deed. Penny

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  18. Great to get to know you and learn of your many talents. I love your parents. They are an inspiration to me. I signed into your blog tonight to get a piece of your mind. Enjoyed your comments.

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