Four Things I Love about my School Author Visits

  1. The energy of teenagers…they are brimming with vitality and spark. 2. Engagement…teens have to be won over, and it’s great when they begin to connect with your message. 3. The shy writers-to-be…the kids who are dying to talk to you and get hints and encouragement about their writing ambitions. 4. The teachers and … More Four Things I Love about my School Author Visits

The Lost Journal

The Lost Journal   What happens when you find your old journal, and in it is jotted the bones of a story? What happens if that story has been rattling around in your head for fourteen years? What happens if you’ve always wanted to write, and now finally you have time to pursue this dream? … More The Lost Journal

Meet Audrey Greathouse, Author of The Neverland Wars

I’m so pleased to introduce Audrey Greathouse, author of The Neverland Wars, who has just signed a contract with publishers Clean Teen. Her answers are fascinating and perceptive, and are a great insight into how persistence pays off for a hard-working, talented writer like Audrey. Firstly, congratulations on your publishing deal with Clean Teen…very exciting! Can you … More Meet Audrey Greathouse, Author of The Neverland Wars

Being, Playing, Allowing for Creativity

Donya Metzger, American Vocal Coach, Learning Track Producer and a Capella Director, recently ran a workshop with Coastal a Capella chorus on Movement For Voice.  Donya invited us to Be, Play and Allow. While this invitation was fun, it challenged us. Further, I began to explore the importance of creativity, not only for singing, but other pursuits like writing, … More Being, Playing, Allowing for Creativity