Greetings everyone! Often, I find that escaping into books helps me feel a little less anxious and overwhelmed, while opening up captivating worlds inhabited by relatable and courageous characters.
Not surprisingly, middle grade fiction is my favorite genre to read and write! Among the recent titles I couldn't put down are Before the Ever After by Jaqueline Woodson, Genesis Begins Again by Alicia D. Williams, From the Desk of Zoe Washington by Janae Marks, and My Life as an Ice Cream Sandwich by Ibi Zoboi. I also loved Stick with Me by Jennifer Blecher, and The List of Things That Will Not Change by Rebecca Stead. Next on my to-read list are Kingston and the Magician's Lost and Found by Rucker Moses and Theo Gangi and Many Points of Me by Caroline Gertler!
By the way, the photo at the top is little me when I was almost twelve, the same age as my main characters!
Thanks to everyone (family, friends, students, co-workers, and fellow writers) who are helping me build my writing career. I appreciate you so much!
Special thanks to my readers, young and not so young. You make it all worthwhile. I'm working on my second middle grade novel. I promise to keep you updated. Happy reading!
Here's a photo of me with Shantih.
Can you tell who's who?