Hi readers- PAIRS AT NATIONALS, a sequel to PAIRS ON ICE, is now available here on Amazon. It's a year later, and Jamie and Matt have just won the sectional competition. They are psyched to win the National Championships when an accident changes everything. To learn more, click on the cover picture.
I had a chance to sell both books at the ISI Spring Classic Competition at the RDV Sportsplex Ice Den in February. Then last weekend I was at the Daytona International Skateway signing books at their their Basic Skills Competition. It was fun seeing smiles on the faces of young skaters winning their first medals! I smiled, too, as a showed off my books.
As for more about me --
I've worked as a writer, editor, and English teacher. My favorite job ever was producing an award-winning magazine for a children's hospital, where I interviewed doctors, parents, and children to feature heartwarming stories of hope. Since leaving that job, I've worked as a free-lance business writer and now as a children's writer who writes what she loves.
PAIRS ON ICE and PAIRS AT NATIONALS are contemporary novels for tweens. They were inspired by my love of skating and my years as a skating mom when my daughter competed. I've always marveled at skaters who could jump, spin, and glide over the ice. It's been fun creating characters who can skate the way I've always wished I could. And skating is a great backdrop to showcase tween problems such as getting along with difficult teammates, adjusting to a new blended family, and dealing with bullying.
I've also published numerous children's stories in magazines such as Highlights for Children, Jack and Jill, and a variety of anthologies. Other books I've written include three non-fiction books for teens and a history of Florida for children. Many of my short stories are historical and I especially love the Revolutionary War period. My book YOUNG PATRIOTS: INSPIRING STORIES OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION, co-authored with Marcella Fisher Anderson, is a collection of short stories featuring young people's adventures during that time. It was a joy to write.