The Necessaries and being near finals

It’s finals season, so I’ve been nutty for the past week: papers were rolling in, grade sheets were being updated hourly, and the flurry of emails from panicked and pleading students reached fever pitch. Today, I’m happy to pause and

Free contest for historical fiction writers!

Free contest for historical fiction writers!

If you, like me, are just polishing up the latest draft of your historical novel, you might feel like sending a page off to an agent to see if it catches her eye. Chuck Sambuchino at Writer’s Digest (responsible for

Contest results are in!

Contest results are in!

Thanks to all who submitted their work to the “Write Your Own Lesson in Manners” contest! The judges have read the entries with care and great interest, and I am happy to report that the winners are: First prize winner: