Scary Stories All Year Round

As nice as patterns and predictability are in teaching, surprises and changes can be fun too. I met a new 6th grade class this month and when they took my survey, Horror came out on top! Immediately, I knew I was going to like this group because I also enjoy scary stories all year round. (You might be wondering if they picked Horror to study first because Halloween decorations are out in full force Read more […]

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My First Thrillerfest

Two days after we returned from New Mexico, I took off for my first Thrillerfest in NYC. I can’t say enough good things about the entire experience – this is my new favorite writers’ conference!    CraftFest takes place for a day and a half before Thrillerfest proper begins. CraftFest sessions are generally taught by a single author, and/or focus on a single topic. It is such a Read more […]

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Roswell Revisited

Over the 4th of July weekend, I returned to Roswell, NM for the annual UFO Festival. Not knowing what to expect, I was most surprised by the wholesome, small town atmosphere of the festival. It seemed as though every local business was participating including the chamber of commerce and the beauty school. More than a dozen experts and authors were in attendance, speaking about their books and research Read more […]

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