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Updated: Nov 20

Are you an adult writer thinking about creating a fiction book series for kids? Or maybe you're already working on one? Come join the agents of Stimola Literary Studio and me for an online seminar: GIVE YOUR SERIES STAYING POWER on Thursday, Dec 2nd at 4 pm PST (7 pm EST).


I'll share some of my tips on crafting a children's fiction series and the agents will discuss what they look for when acquiring one. This is your chance to get the inside scoop from one of the top literary agencies in the nation! And it's all FREE. Don't miss our series party! Register here: https://www.stimolalive.com/event/series/


Also, we're partnering with Liberty Bay Books for the event, so right now you can pick up any EXPLORER ACADEMY book at a 10% discount while also supporting a local indie bookstore!


After writing three series' I'm excited to share what I've learned along the way and anxious to hear what the agents have to say about their tastes, market trends, and the publishing industry.


Hope to see YOU online December 2nd!




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Updated: Nov 15

Catch up on all the latest scoop about Explorer Academy, plus other news and happenings in the new issue of STORY NOTES. You'll also find links to a GIVEAWAY, THE DRAGON'S BLOOD Blog Tour, a video interview I did with Scout Life Magazine's Trek At 2, and more!

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Happy reading!



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Updated: Nov 15

One of the best parts of writing is that moment when you, finally, get to bring your book into the world! I've been having a great time sharing the newest title in the EXPLORER ACADEMY series: THE DRAGON'S BLOOD. The book released Oct. 5th and since then I've done a cross-country radio tour (17 stations in one day!), virtual school visits, livestream interviews, and a blog tour (that includes an incredible giveaway, so if you haven't yet entered, read on!).

It was fun to visit with Gina and Aaron on one of my favorite livestream shows, Scout Life Magazine's TrekAt2. We talked about what it's like to research and write the series, I read from THE DRAGON'S BLOOD, and I even let a few secrets slip about what's ahead for Cruz and his friends in the 7th book of the series coming next year. If you missed us live, you can catch the recording of the show here: https://www.facebook.com/scoutlifemag/videos/1660850807579775


You can also read an excerpt (not the same one I read on TrekAt2) in the October 2021 issue of Scout Life Magazine.


The blog tour has been a blast, too. In the articles we posted, I cover how I created the characters, technology, and codes for EXPLORER ACADEMY. I give some of my favorite writing tips and even share a deleted scene from THE DRAGON'S BLOOD! That's a first for me. I've never before let anyone peek in my deleted scenes file. The complete lineup of tour stops is below. While you're reading the posts, be sure to enter the giveaway to WIN a set of the first six EA books. You can enter at each stop along the way, so that's five chances to win! The contest ends November 1, 2021 at 11:59 PM EST (U.S & Canadian residents only, please). Good luck, everyone!

Blog Tour Links:

PRAGMATIC MOM: The Cutting-Edge World of EA Tech IMAGINATION SOUP: Code Making & Breaking MOM READ IT: What A Character!

ALWAYS IN THE MIDDLE: A Deleted Scene from THE DRAGON'S BLOOD BOOKHOUNDS: Tips for Writers of All Ages


Thanks to all the wonderful middle grade bloggers for hosting me. Have a great autumn, everyone, and happy reading!



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