The Crucible, AKA the Walmart Supercenter

The Crucible, AKA the Walmart Supercenter

I spent the last week or so trying to come up with some earth-shattering, amazing topic to blog about while juggling deadlines for two books and a bunch of side projects. I finally decided the hell with trying to impress people, I’ll just be myself. If...
So Long, Summer, and Stop Touching My Stuff!

So Long, Summer, and Stop Touching My Stuff!

It’s hard to believe summer is almost over. It seems like it went on forever here. I love having my family home, I really do, but they were ALL here, all day, every day, forever and ever and ever–while I was trying to write and publish three books. And...
The Real Life Inspiration for Calpernica

The Real Life Inspiration for Calpernica

My Midwest series takes place in the small, fictional town of Calpernica, Illinois, not far from the Illinois river. The real inspiration for the town was Metamora, Illinois, my beloved home for ten years. It is still home in my heart. I spent many beautiful days in...

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