What a Year!

Thank you to everyone who supported me and Sword and Verse this year, whether you came out to an event, read the book, reviewed it, listened to me natter on about it, or just controlled the urge to roll your eyes while listening to me natter on about it.

Some bookish highlights of 2016:

January: Sword and Verse Launch Party/Gala Fundraiser for Deaf Camps, Inc.

The author hard at work signing guests' copies of SWORD AND VERSE.   Inkpot and quill centerpieces featuring lines from Raisa's heart-verse.  20160129_184842

February: A Sword and Verse sculpture from my sweetie for my birthday:


March: Making our mark at the Winchester Book Gallery with the other authors on the #BehindThePages tour, Laura Shovan, Ava Jae, and Janet Sumner Johnson.


May: Talking fantasy at the Gaithersburg Book Festival with Martina Boone and Lori Goldstein.


June: Enduring the heat at the Chesapeake Children’s Book Festival with Mia Siegert.


September: Rocking the Baltimore Book Festival (and that floral crown) with Paula Willey, Terry Jennings, and Amie Borst.


September: Living the fantasy life at the Maryland Renaissance Festival.


October: Celebrating Teen Read Week with the #YARoadTrip tour with Lindsey Roth Culli, Tobie Easton, Melissa Gorzelanczyk, Karen Fortunati, Jan Gangsei, Karen Hattrup and Rahul Kanakia:

Kicking off Teen Read Week at the Glenwood Branch in Howard County, MD.

Visiting with the book club at Howard High School in Ellicott City, MD.

Deborah Taylor, EPFL's Coordinator of School & Student Services, welcomes the crowd.

Author fun times in Annapolis, MD.


October: Presenting the the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators Mid-Atlantic Conference with Laura Shovan, Sarah Glenn Marsh, and Erin Teagan.



Bring on 2017!







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1 Response to What a Year!

  1. Kathleen says:

    Congratulations on such a fantastic year with your debut! That sculpture is amazing!! I hope we have a chance to meet on 2017😊

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