What's the Story About?
One September morning, Famous Author Anna Prosaic arrives at Salem Elementary School and everybody notices her. Some kids later talk about how the backs of their necks tingled as she went by, and the hair on their arms stood up.
She is mysterious, no doubt about it. Odd. Suspicious. And why would a famous author volunteer to teach a novel-writing workshop to sixth graders, anyway? She must be a witch, reasons 12-year-old Morgan, with a diabolical plan to steal our imaginations!
Morgan and her friends do everything they can to ward off the witch’s power, but one by one they fall under her spell. Morgan knows she is the only one standing in the witch’s way and, against her will, even she feels herself falling . . .
This is what my classroom looks like during National Novel Writing Month:
I enjoy visiting bookstores, classrooms,
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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