I write fiction for children and young adults, books and materials for writing instruction (some available on TeachersPayTeachers.com), poetry, and songs. Since publishing my first two books, the novel Knock on Wood, and my educational textbook, Writing Success Through Poetry, I have been teaching private writing workshops and lessons, and also work as a free-lance editor and writing coach. I love to read and sing to audiences and am known for singing the many songs that appear in most of my books. My works-in-progress all have their own original soundtracks! Even my newest poetry book, Disillusions of Grandeur--and Other Eye-Openers, includes links to my Soundcloud account, where I post original song recordings.