Friday, September 21, 2018

New Adventure! Joining SCBWI

Despite my ability to engage in a seemingly never-ending stream of effervescent babble, I am actually quite shy. Pair that trait with chronic procrastination and it is all too easy to socially isolate oneself.

Well, I finally decided to challenge my comfort zone! I joined the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators and attended the first meeting of my local chapter. I am really excited to engage in critique groups, try out webinars and explore all the SCBWI's resources. I also found out I can submit Stealing the Dark Moon for consideration for a Spark Award; why not!

In the words of Paulo Coelho, “If you aren’t pushing your limits, you aren’t going far enough, and you still don’t know who you are.” 

Here's to new adventures!

Saturday, September 1, 2018

Stealing the Dark Moon made the Watty's 2018 Longlist!

So I was shocked to learn that Stealing the Dark Moon made the 2018 Wattys Longlist (Thanks for the kind congrats, GTKnight).

(Cue the squees of happiness!!!)

As I hadn't received any notification yet, I scrolled through the entire list of over 700 stories until I found my dragon cover...

Today, I received the Wattys media award kit and felt just like a kid getting an early Christmas present!

Update: Kit's misadventures also made this Hidden Gems Watty reading list! 

Any reader who wants to follow the Dragon Den's orphans can read the story here.