Welcome to my website. I’m glad you’re here.
This site has been online for almost eight years now. And yet it remains a work in progress. Slow progress at times, but progress nonetheless.
So come in, look around, stay a while.
Get to know me through my bio. Hint: Books and literacy are big parts of who I am and what I do. You’ll also find links there to a few of my audio projects.
Read excerpts from my books, and see what reviewers have said about them.
Check out my programs for students and adults. I love to visit schools, libraries, and community groups.
Don’t miss my links, which will lead you to a carefully selected group of fun and informative cyberplaces.
Peruse my rants and raves. I’m a big believer in civil discourse and respectful exchange of ideas. We all have opinions. I’d love to know yours.
Contact me. Offer suggestions on how I can make this site more useful to you. Ask me questions about writing, publishing, or anything else. Let me know if you find broken links.
This is probably so obvious I don’t even need to say it, but … everything on this site is under copyright. Before you copy or distribute any part of it, ask me for permission.
Again, welcome. Show yourself around. I want this to be a place where we can meet, communicate, and share the joys of books and reading.
Need some quick writing advice? Email me your questions, and I’ll try to answer them in future Writing Tips on this page. Any topic is fair game, from getting ideas to time management to using punctuation correctly.
Find more than seven full years’ worth of previous monthly tips in my Writing Tip Archive.
Or check out my advice to aspiring writers.
Writing Tip for May: Be careful with the words allude and elude; allusion and illusion; allusive and elusive. I see writers confuse these all the time. Here’s what the words mean:
· allude — to refer indirectly
· allusion — an indirect reference or casual mention
· allusive — using allusion
And if you’re not sure what the difference is between allude and refer, check out last month’s Writing Tip in the archive.
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Space is still available in two of my writing camps with Cary Academy’s SummerQuest. Click on the brochure for Middle School or High School, then do a search for my name. The weeklong camps are listed under “Enrichment,” deep into the brochure.
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