Eight Reasons I Wrote a Male Fairy Godmother –

In my novel, The Souls of Her Feet, the downtrodden protagonist’s life changes, as in every Cinderella story, when a Fairy Godmother appears in her life. But in this version, the “godmother” is also her real-life, legitimate godfather — the former best friend of her deceased parents. I chose to make this traditionally female character […]

SOULS May 4th at Laurel Bookstore

A book of mine is never truly launched until I’ve read at my neighborhood bookstore! Perfectly Revolting at Laurel (twice)! The Bullying Antidote  at Laurel The Reason She Left at Laurel’s “Local Literary Lights” event! Laurel Bookstore is no longer in my neighborhood; they’ve moved ‘up’ to downtown Oakland and have become the city’s new […]

On Creative Adaptation with Beth Barany

In Beth Barany’s weekly live #askaWritingCoach chat on BLAB, she interviewed me about adaptation of creative works into different media. It was great to have a chance to sit down and think through how many media The Souls of Her Feet has morphed through in its long development. (As the first in a trilogy!) Why, if I’d been […]

Parents: Superpower Your Kids!

Bullying does not have to be “a normal part of childhood,” nor do kids “grow out of it naturally.” Parents have the power to change the world by teaching kids how to create positive power dynamics. “The Bullying Antidote focuses on solutions. Parents will evolve.” — Dr. Laura Markham The Bullying Antidote is a well-researched resource for practical […]