https://bookshop.org/books/man-made-monsters-man-made-monsters/9781646141791 Welp, it’s coming. This October might be my favorite ever. My collection will come out then. The illustrations by Jeff Edwards are amazing. That’s all I got.
I have a piece in The Morning News. It was good to reflect on the last year. Here’s a link: https://themorningnews.org/article/2020-the-year-that-was-and-wasnt
Avatar by Artist Roy Boney-Follow him on Instagram or Facebook. The year has been hard. I know there are people who are feeling isolated and trying to take care of themselves and work or learn or survive. If you need help, I hope you can get it. I wish you time to mourn all youContinue reading “Wrapping up 2020”
Years ago I saw a poster at our Indian Education office from Oyate that gave excellent tips for teaching about Indigenous people. The list is recreated here: https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/articles/teaching-content/teaching-respect-native-peoples/
Mary and the Trail of Tears: A Cherokee Removal Survival Story is out in hardback and it is beautiful. The illustrations are by Matt Forsyth. He did a terrific job conveying both emotion and cultural details specific to Cherokee culture. Wado, Matt! On January 7, You Too? a YA anthology of #MeToo stories will publish.Continue reading “A New Year, New Books”
Osiyo! Publishing news for me for 2020, as of now. Out January 1, 2020 is Mary and the Trail of Tears; A Cherokee Removal Survival Story from Capstone. You can pre-order here: Mary and the Trail of Tears: A Cherokee Removal Survival Story Additionally, I’m a contributor to an anthology titled You Too?, a nonfictionContinue reading “Publishing News”
I was able to have two stories make their way in the world. I’d love if you’d share them.
I try to reinvent as few wheels as possible. So, when I started to create a submission tracker this morning, because I can not remember what story I sent to a certain press in August, I hit the internet. I found this link that took me to the webpage of writer Matt Bell. He createdContinue reading “Submission Trackers”
Recently, I listened to Eden Robinson’s Son of a Trickster, the first book in her Trickster Trilogy. It is wonderful and funny and dark and beautiful and interesting and moving. I have heard Eden Robinson read before. She is hilarious. We stood and line at lunch at IAIA and laughed, a lot. There are soContinue reading “What the World Needs Now is Eden Robinson”
Dr. Theo Van Alst is cool and smart and ready to fight if he has to. I like this about him and his writing. Sacred Smokes is confidently unapologetic. It smokes in the apartment. It doesn’t do the dishes. Native Lakota kid Theo survives in Chicago and Chicago survives in Dr. Van Alst. Theo hasContinue reading “Dr. Theo Van Alst Writes a Book”