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My Mom’s a Mortician (2004) Winner of the AML 2004 Middle Grade Fiction award
Funeral Home Evenings (2005) Winner of the AML 2005 Young Adult Fiction award
Early Morning Cemetery (2006)
The Final Farewell (2007)
I’m a member of the Authors Guild and the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. SCBWI is an association for authors, illustrators, and other children’s content professionals. If you’re interested in writing or illustrating for children, your SCBWI region is the first place to go for advice, support, networking and educational opportunities. Through SCBWI, I’ve made friends all over the world, increased my skills, and learned from many amazing authors and illustrators.
My writer’s journey has taken many interesting paths. I’ve published articles in Writer’s Digest and The Writer, and the 2001 Writer’s Handbook. I was a commentator for a National Public Radio affiliate for five years, and a newspaper columnist for three. I’ve also earned several awards from the Kentucky Press Association for my work as a newspaper reporter, including three consecutive first-place awards for spot news reporting and one for best sports feature.