Did you know that my fictional debut is a middle grade book? MG refers to books appropriate for audiences aged 8-12, and The Blue Door fits nicely in that range. By contrast, YA (young adult) titles are suited to readers aged 13 and up. When it comes to reading fiction, you’ll mostly find me in the middle grade section of the library. Which is why it makes total sense that I’m collaborating on a book blog with my daughter, who also writes MG.


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#amreading: The Noticer

“Remember, young man, experience is not the best teacher. Other people’s experience is the best teacher. By reading about the lives of great people, you can unlock the secrets to what made them great.” —The Noticer
The Noticer

Like many folks, I have a lot of books lurking on my Kindle. This fall, I’m making a concerted effort to give them a look. One book I started on the plane to Nashville was The Noticer by Andy Andrews. The story involves a mysterious man named Jones who pays attention to the sorts of things we might overlook.  Continue reading