Join Denise Hamilton, Edgar award nominated mystery writer (, and Francesca Lia Block for an intensive workshop on Saturday, April 26th 1-4 in Culver City. We will read up to ten double-spaced pages (including an outline) in advance and discuss and give you our notes in class. The cost is $200. Denise is a plot genius who has helped me structure two of my recent adult novels. for more details

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Saturday, April 12 Times Festival of Books | University of Southern California      
Y.A. Stage—Day 1—April 1210:30 a.m.    Young Adult Fiction: Haunted
Jonathan Auxier
Francesca Lia Block
Ransom Riggs    Moderator: Aaron Hartzler
12:00 p.m. Signing at Black Clock booth #121
1:00 pm. Signing at Mrs. Nelson’s booth #720

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Hi Everyone

Welcome to my new website and blog! I still haven't jumped in to updating this blog but I will be writing about upcoming events, the history of each of my novels, posting poems and writing tips!  


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July 27th at Marilyn's Writing Pad

August 4th with Denise Hamilton in Culver City for more deets. Continue reading
the tree is my curtain
heart green leaves
white fruit blossoms
black hungry crows
light hung branches
you--still locked in your life
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even target was magic
the black puppy in the little girl's hand
the parakeet on the man's shoulder
the whipped creamed drinks my children begged for
the pop star shopping
alone and without
a cap or shades
his body guard waiting
by the honda in the lot
the firemen in their red red trucks
even the obese family of three
each with the same
sad, stoic face

because because because
because my eyes could see Continue reading