Monthly Archives: September 2010

Interview with PULL’s heroine, Yolanda Dare

Sixteen year old Yolanda Dare agreed to take the time to talk with us about herself. Her fashion sense is obvious, as is her intelligence and poise. She’s a junior at Farrington High School in Chicago, and well acquainted with … Continue reading

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Interview with PULLs Hero, David Albacore

Better late than never – I hope – I finally  managed to coral David Albacore for a talk. He’s the narrator and main character in the new book, PULL, being released on October 27. Now eighteen, this young man has … Continue reading

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And Girls are not Boys

Gender identity may be more than just a state of mind, but there are differences in the way the average boy and the average girl think and view the world. I stress average on purpose. Of course there is overlap. … Continue reading

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Boys are not just girls continued

When you’re a female writer who ignored her younger brother and never had a son and you want to write a book that will appeal to male readers, research takes on a whole new meaning. Or maybe that was an … Continue reading

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No, boys are NOT just girls with a few anatomical differences

Because my debut novel is a first person coming of age and YA romance written entirely from the male’s POV, I am sometimes asked what the differences are in writing with a male vs female protagonist. To  me this goes … Continue reading

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Things I learned from contests

I have served as both judge and contest coordinator in numerous RWA contests for the past three years. I’ve also entered almost a dozen contests. Won two, including the one that brought with it my agent, Andrea Somberg. And was … Continue reading

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