I received copies of my newest new book this weekend!
Is #PitMad worth it? Did you have any luck at the most recent #PitMad? I think a lot of people think that unless they get a book contract sent via DM that day, they failed. But I say you need a broad definition of success. Here’s how it worked for me, and why I think… Read more »
I had a lot of fun putting together this book trailer – I hope you enjoy it! Order your copy of The Science and Technology of Leonardo da Vinci today!
I don’t know if I’ll ever write a book about Margaret Morse Nice, but now that I have visited the land where she lived and studied birds, I feel more connected to her. I visited Columbus, Ohio in late April 2021 and made the effort to get to Tuttle Park, which was once the property… Read more »
I’ve baked lots of things that taste better than they look. But about a week ago I baked something that looked better than it tasted. It was my first meringue pie, and it did look very nice. I was so proud. But it wasn’t quite as sweet or spiced as I hoped. It was a… Read more »
How to Come Up with Character Names Ask an Author with Elizabeth Pagel-Hogan
Many writers want to know more about how to revise a manuscript. There are lots of ways to tackle this important but often difficult part of writing. I spent a lot of time revising my book The Science and Technology of Leonardo da Vinci. As you can read in the interview, one of the toughest spots… Read more »
I’m thrilled to announce that I have signed with the incredible Miranda Paul as my agent and that I have a book deal with Chicago Review Press! Stay tuned for details as I work on this exciting project!
I really love a good board game. One of my favorites right now is Mariposas by Elizabeth Hargrave (aka The Board Game Genius). Mariposas is based on the generational migration of monarch butterflies from Michoacán to Canada and back. There are only three seasons and each season has a limited number of turns. It’s fast,… Read more »
I’m excited about a new project for 2021: Ask An Author. When I was a kid, I wrote all the time. I wrote stories in notebooks. I typed stories on my grandfather’s old typewriter. I sent letters to friends and family that were a mix of fact and fiction. I read and wrote, wrote and… Read more »