What's the Story About?
Sixth-grade Morgan and her classmates are completely unprepared when a guest author--who's friendly with crows and talks like Dracula--volunteers to teach their English class. The kids are justifiably suspicious, and are convinced the woman is a witch. Morgan sets out to expose the author's evil motives, but can she do it before the whole class falls under her spell?
This is a book about National Novel Writing Month, and it was my own personal NaNoWriMo project in November 2012. It's a story about "coming to know and trust yourself, and about the ways writing a book can change you, even as you create it." (from a review by Erica Bauermeister)
This is what my classroom looks like during National Novel Writing Month:
I enjoy visiting bookstores, classrooms,
"Kim Votry uses magic of her own to weave a charming tale." Read more.
To win this Medallion, one of the criteria judges considered was "whether they'd recommend the book to their best friend." See all the winners here!
Thanks to the Young Writers Program online community, dozens of people around the world read pre-release copies of My Own Magic and gave me feedback. Read the story here.
"Morgan is a compelling protagonist who speaks very frankly in the voice of a twelve-year-old girl." Read more!
Seattle Wrote Interview
Recently, Ben Schwartz asked me some great questions about books and writing. Read the interview here!
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