The Ghostly Tales of Burlington

It’s my book’s birthday! Today, The Ghostly Tales of Burlington makes its eerie entrance into the world. This collection of nonfiction stories for readers 8-12 is my third in Arcadia’s Spooky America series, which adapts the popular Haunted America books into volumes for younger readers. My first book explored haunted historical sights all over NewContinue reading “The Ghostly Tales of Burlington”

The Ghostly Tales of Austin

In October 2015, I went on an Austin ghost tour with some fellow members of the local chapter of SCBWI. We met at the Omni Hotel, then strolled around downtown, visiting the Driskill and the Texas State Capitol and other buildings with haunted histories while our guide, Monica Ballard, regaled us with stories of sinisterContinue reading “The Ghostly Tales of Austin”

Because I Was Reading

A few years ago, I convinced myself that I knew my books (all 700-ish of them) so well that I could identify them merely by touch. I sat on the couch with my eyes closed and my hands over my ears while my husband brought me five books at a time. Then, keeping my eyesContinue reading “Because I Was Reading”