That was on the front of my unicorn shirt that I wore to speak at Williams Elementary School. “Don’t dream it, do it!” It definitely set the tone; the students all loved it, calling it out as they read it once they walked in to listen to my presentation on my book, The Keeper of Fire. Picture: Child Abuse Prevention Month
April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month, and it was the perfect time to kick off my elementary school tours. It was my first experience speaking to
Wise, cosmos-reading Centaurs, baby Dragons that grow quickly, an older magical man who guides the young character through trials – it’s very Harry Potter-esque, isn’t it?
Aside from the fact that comparing it to Harry Potter is SUPER good for publicity, (don’t stop! “Harry Potter as a girl” does sell!) I can assuredly say, The Keeper of Fire series is not a copy. I wrote The Keeper of Fire in 2001, at which point the first four Harry Potter books were already in circulati
To look at life through rose colored glasses is to adjust ones’ personal lens and perceptions to a positive tint. It means to see something in a positive way, even if it means seeing it better than it really is. Is this a strength or folly?
When I was around twelve or so, one of my step-mother’s biggest grievances against me was that I continuously “looked at life through rose-colored glasses” - a sure sign of my naivety, she declared. She even took it as a challenge, provo
I always take time to travel. Anyone who knows me knows this. My friend Isaak always said I had “wanderlust” when we were young. After researching this concept, I had to say I agree. I definitely feel something akin to a migratory urge if I don’t go seek out new places and adventures on an annual basis! In fact, one of my life’s greatest disappointments is that I’ll never get to see as much of the world as I would like to, no matter how hard I try. I'm not entirely certain wh