Create a Comic Book in 10 (simple?) Steps

Comics and other graphic texts are one of the fastest growing areas of publishing, and they seem to be getting stronger each year. If you haven’t considered getting graphic, you might want to.  This post is for creators, especially writers, who are interested in graphic story-telling. Even if your art skills are limited to crooked, one-armed stick figures, […]

Newest book optioned for TV/film development!

Here’s some news I’ve been eager to share: my newest book, THE NAMING GIRL, was recently optioned for TV/film development by Good Neighbors Media. Jennifer Phang, the director, and Robert Chang, the producer attached to the project have been amazing to work with. This is a book inspired by my daughters, and by the complex […]

What Dystopian and Post-Apocalyptic Books Say About Us

For years, I’ve been wondering why dystopian and post-apocalyptic books are so popular, especially with teens. Personally, I love reading these books. I also enjoy writing them. Now, I’m generally a very optimistic person who believes we can create a good future. So what is it about corpse-ridden zombie-sucking industrial wastelands that appeals so much […]