A New Year of Writing and Teaching

2017

My new year of writing and teaching is off to a great start. On January 6th, I signed an agreement with the Arizona State Library Association to become the 2017 Summer Writer in Residence at Scottsdale Public Library. I will be providing a series of six creative writing workshops and will also have office hours at the library where writers can schedule appointments to discuss their writing.

Writing and Teaching at Scottsdale Public Library

On Saturday, January 14th, I spent the morning presenting to a talented group of writers at the fabulous ASU Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing. I had a great time and, as always, learned as I taught. A huge shout out to the ASU staff for recruiting me and for being so welcoming.

Writing and Teaching at Piper House
ASU Virginia G. Piper Creative Writing Center

I am nearing completion of final edits on the YA Urban Fantasy, am finishing first-draft of my collaborative project with J.A. Giunta and am looking forward to seeing my short story in the Brick Cave SciFi Anthology slated to be released by spring. Over the next few months, I can focus in on finishing the third book of the Healer’s Trilogy, which also finally has a working title: The Exile’s Gift.

Writing and Teaching at SDSU 33rd Annual Writers' Conference

This coming weekend, January 20-22, 2017, I am presenting at the San Diego State University Writers’ Conference. I will be doing four sessions and a panel with Jonathan Maberry and R.L. Stine. This is going to be fun!