I’m thrilled to announce that my middle grade novel, The Stupendous Adventures of Mighty Marty Hayes, will be published in March 2018!
My publisher, the amazing Kira Henschel, of HenschelHAUS Publishing, has shepherded through 500 books since she founded the company 15 years ago. Her latest offering is Don’t Give Up on Me, co-written by baseball legend Darryl Strawberry. He’s currently making the rounds with the national media, promoting his book.
I’m also excited to be going back to France for my second artist residency! This time, I’ll be in the south of France in Cassis, near Calanques National Park.
Creativity comes from many sources. Writer residencies serve as great inspiration for me.
My residencies to date:
In the fall of 2015 and 2016, I spent two-week writer residencies at the Noepe Center for the Literary Arts on Martha’s Vineyard, Mass.
Our group of nine writers were amazingly diverse–coming together by way of South Africa, Alaska, London, New York, California, Maryland, and throughout the Midwest.
I was honored to join artists in France in May 2017 at the Camac Centre d’Art, Marnay Sur Seine. I put my 7 years of French to good use! I’m re-learning after many years.
Centre D’Art, Marnay sur Seine, France
“I am a writer, and I am going to write,” American playwright and author Loraine Hansberry once proclaimed. I took these words to heart.
Book two in the series: Featuring Aisha! Her night vision was instrumental in helping the team in The Stupendous Adventures of Mighty Marty Hayes!
Now Aisha comes into her own as she leads the team through their latest mission. Girl Power!!
Book three in the series: Also underway and full of surprises.
Writer’s Digest article on My Writer’s Journey Part II
February 13, 2018
Wisconsin Public Radio Interview
Air date to come
February 24, 2018
Milwaukee Comic Con
Wisconsin State Fair Park
March 10-11, 2018
Tucson Festival of Books
March 21, 2018
Interview Guest for Valerie Biel’s Blog
March 26-29, 2018
Bologna, Italy Children’s Book Fair
The Stupendous Adventures of Mighty Marty Hayes is going global!
April 26-29, 2018
National Association for Poetry Therapy
Recent Past Events:
Wisconsin Writer’s Association annual Fall Conference
Society of Children’s Book Writes and Illustrators Fall Retreat
Wisconsin Dells, WI
Wisconsin Writer’s Association Literary Journal, published in October 2017
I’m honored to join the writers and their works selected for the upcoming journal. My short story, “Stealth Love,” will be included in the journal available for sale this fall!
Find the 2017 edition at Amazon.com. Search for “Creative Wisconsin Literary Journal.”
Guide to Literary Agents Blog, August 2017
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