That was the moment when I discovered magic. Sitting in that old thatched farmhouse in the English countryside, in an overstuffed chair in front of a crackling fire, the rain beating down outside…Read More That Hideous Strength
what do we strive for above all else? As a teenager, my mom suggested to me that the best career choice I could make was to be a children’s book artist and writer. Being a teenager, I of course decided that was the last thing I wanted to be. Ever. Well, it turned out, after […]Read More Fulfillment over Success
My World Project on Facebook “Conservemas la Naturaleza y aseguremos la Vida al Mundo.” ~ Eugenia Alvarez Elizondo, teacher in the Maleku school. Maleku school children, their teacher, Eugenia Alvarez Elizondo, and Daniel Spreen Wilson On July 6, 2016 I landed in Liberia, intent on staying near Lake Arenal for three months, maybe longer. It’s […]Read More MALEKU CHILDREN SHARE THEIR STORIES: My World Project in Costa Rica
My Guest Post for Author Christine Potter! I want to thank Christine for hosting me. This is my first experience writing a post in an exchange with another author and it was fun! Here is my post about how my traveling experiences inspired Book of Angels and the NIGHT ANGELS CHRONICLES, with photos and everything! […]Read More My Guest Post for Author Christine Potter!
Inspiring view from my balcony, Lake Arenal, Costa Rica. It is my opinion, as an artist, that we do not have a responsibility to society. We are not answerable to anyone other than ourselves. As artists our struggle is to be true to our own voices, not some else’s. An artist shouldn’t feel a burden or […]Read More Do Artists have a Responsibility to Society?
The Missing Slate, Interview with My World Project Founder Karen Hunt “For me, this is a way of life. It isn’t a “cause,” it isn’t a “movement.” I can’t put some spin on it. There aren’t any buzz words. It is how I choose to live, and I really can’t help it. It is so […]Read More Interview about MY WORLD PROJECT
FANTASY LITERATURE Expanded Universe article Inspired by my current travels to Sucre, Bolivia, where I am writing for two months Writing is never just about sitting down in front of a computer and obsessing about characters and stories. For me, writing is powerfully connected to my life experiences. And some of the most influential experiences I’ve had have been the […]Read More HOW MY TRAVELS AND WORK WITH YOUTH AROUND THE WORLD INSPIRES NIGHT ANGELS CHRONICLES
Key of Mystery featured for the month of May at YA Insider Grand Opening Party This is an exciting event happening the entire month of May at YA Insider. Lots of prizes and Giveaways. Key of Mystery is a featured book so make sure to check it out!Read More YA INSIDER GRAND OPENING EVENT
Writing in a café in Kranj, Slovenia Throughout my life the assumption has repeatedly been made that because I am an artist (include writer in that title), I must therefore be flighty, impractical, moody and disorganized. Oh, and most likely a drug addict and/or alcoholic, have loose morals and most definitely, my bedroom must be a mess. The list […]Read More JUST BECAUSE I’M AN “ARTIST” I MUST BE FLIGHTY AND DISORGANIZED…EXCUSE ME, WHAT?
Evernight Teen Published Key of Mystery I always wondered what this would feel like. I was determined to know what this feels like. And it feels great. I am just going to enjoy these moments of being a new author. I have had many children’s books published in the past, picture books that I wrote […]Read More BEING A BRAND NEW AUTHOR (in a new catagory) IS SO COOL