Dogs or chocolate? I recently posed this question by accident to myself, “Dogs or chocolate?” It’s been on my mind ever since. I don’t know what kind of a terrible post-apocalyptic world we’d be in if we had to choose, nevertheless I forced myself to think this through, just in case... Chocolate: Let’s face it, [...]
JAM Fans, I'm excited to announce the next season of Just Add Magic on Amazon: Jan 19, 2018! You can read all about it on TV Line and watch the trailer.
Unlikable characters; Enter: The Grinch It’s an oxymoron, really, “favorite unlikable character,” yeah? I often hear from writer friends, “Your character isn’t likable.” And, for those not familiar with the general conventions, that’s not a good thing. However, since this is often what I'm going for, I don’t mind the feedback. In fact, it’s spot [...]
Deal Blurb From Publisher's Marketplace, May 3, 2017: Callaghan's sequel to JUST ADD MAGIC, and SALTWATER SUMMER to Alyson Heller at Aladdin, deal by Alyssa Eisner Henkin at Trident Media Group.
A few weeks ago I ventured across the country to for meet-and-greets/pitch sessions with some of the industries best. I’ve been planning this trip for a long time and had a wide array of new concepts to discuss. “Your books?” is what everyone asks me. The answer is, “For sure,” but there’s more… For nearly [...]
May 30, 2017 Brooke from Studio B Review: Check out what the awesome Brooke from Studio B says in her review of Sydney. And Mrs. Reads for Run review here!
Sydney MacKenzie Makes the Top 10 on Culturalist: April, 2017
It’s true. In most cemeteries around the world, the majority of bodies are buried so that their heads lie to the West and their feet to the East. This very old custom may have originated with Pagan sun worshippers who thought that with their feet pointing toward the east the dead will be ready to [...]
As if you don’t know this already, I love creepy. That’s one of the million reasons I’m super excited about the upcoming SYDNEY MACKENZIE KNOCKS ‘EM DEAD. I wondered (I do that a lot), what is the oldest cemetery in America? Because that’s surely the creepiest, right? This is what I dug up. Get it, [...]
One of the many things I love about being a writer is that I get to dig into topics that interest me. For SYDNEY MACKENZIE KNOCKS ‘EM DEAD, that meant learning about The Underground Railroad and Delaware’s role in it. I thought I’d share a few tid-bits of lesser-known facts that I learned. I The [...]