Laurie Halse Anderson and me!

Happy early birthday, Laurie Halse Anderson! Our friendship began by a random meeting when I was in second grade. This wonderful lady took the time to send handwritten letters to a little girl who aspired to be an author! Our friendship has stayed intact through technological advances and I never miss an opportunity to come to one of your book signing events! 

It is amazing how God brings special people into our lives when we least expect it. I hope someday that I will be able to impact the lives of young readers as you did for me and continue to do every day! 

I hope you have an amazing birthday tomorrow! And thank you for all you have done for me over the years!

Best of the Net nomination!!!

I am so excited to announce that “A Mother for Melvin” was nominated by Diverse Voices Quarterly for Sundress Publications’ Best of the Net anthology in the Fiction category! I will keep everyone posted regarding the final results!

http://www.diversevoicesquarterly.com/2016/09/2016-best-net-nominations/