Today, I'm over at Bookish Beck talking about Unruly Creatures. I can't tell you how much I appreciate it when I'm asked thoughtful, articulate questions about my books! Click here to read the full interview.
I was recently interviewed about my novel, Strays, on Life Mastery Radio. You can click here to listen to the full interview!
Does anyone like listening to their own voice?? Why does it make me so uncomfotable??
Today, I am being interviewed on Writers and Other Animals - a wonderful blog that looks at people writing about animals!
I was thrilled to be featured all week long on Novel Novice! If you've never visited, this is an amazing site that reviews young adult literature as well as provides a variety of resources and tools for readers, students and teachers.
On Monday there was a book review. Click here for the review.
On Tuesday I wrote an original blog post on creative Inspiration. Click here to read it.
On Wednesday I offered additional classroom material in the form of a writing assignment. Click here to read it.
On Thursday I participated in a Q & A. Click here to see it.
And Friday was giveaway day! You can win a copy of my book, Strays. This one is open to international readers. The contest will be open until Friday, May 29th. Click here to enter and read more about it.
A special thank you to Sara Gundell for having me on her incredible site all week long!
I had the pleasure of participating in a Q & A with Midge Raymond, one of my amazing publishers at Ashland Creek Press. Ashland Creek Press is passionate about animal protection and the environment and I knew that ACP would be the perfect home for my novel, Strays.
Here's an exceprt from the interview:
Q: How did you come up with the idea for this book?
A: I had been working as the dog columnist for the Los Feliz Ledger for about seven years. Over the course of my research, I wrote a column about K-9 connection, a program that pairs at-risk teens with shelter dogs. I absolutely loved this program and thought the premise would make a great young adult novel. I also had my own experience with a very challenging rescue pit bull. He was my inspiration for writing the character of Roman.
I am so lucky to have my work respresented by such wonderful, meticulous and supportive people!