visiting author (school visits) and conference speaker

Just TRY.

That’s the message I share with children, teachers, librarians, and aspiring authors all over the world.

Do you have an idea? Write it down. Don’t worry about making it “good”—just TRY.

The key is getting started. Getting those big wheels in your brain to move.

If you sputter, if you stall, no problem. Wait a little while and start it up again.

Someone needs to write the poems of the 21st century.

Someone needs to write our stories, our books, our movies, our slogans, our songs.

Why not YOU?