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Pickerington Teen Book Fest 2016

Are you going to be there? Because I am! Come on out for a full day of amazing panels and workshops by YA authors- including an incredible keynote  by Printz Award winner, National Book Award finalist – and the National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature- Gene Luen Yang! I will be teaching a free screenwriting workshop after […]

Upcoming Events!

Pickerington Teen Book Festival June 11, 2016 10:00am – 5:00pm 7800 Refugee Road, Pickerington, OH 43147 Blogger interview, teen writing workshop, panel (Book sales by Barnes & Noble) Joseph Beth YA Beach Bash August 16, 2017 7:00 PM 692 Madison Road, Cincinnati, OH 45208 YA panel, Q&A, signing Hancock County Public Library Young Adult Festival […]

After Bedtime Chocolate Chip Cookies

AFTER BEDTIME CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened 1 1/2 cup toasted sugar 1 tsp vanilla 2 pinches ground cardamon 2 pinches ground white pepper 2 large eggs 1 tsp salt 1 tsp baking soda 2 1/4 c all purpose flour 1 bag semi-sweet chocolate chips Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Cream […]

Nobody Wants to Talk About Money, So Let’s Do It!

Congratulations, you just sold your first book! You’re getting an advance! You’re going to be published! Royalties are a thing now! Everything has changed! Slow your roll, scribe. I’m here to talk about the thing nobody wants to talk about, and that’s money. More accurately, how you should approach the money you’re going to make […]

THEY DID WHAT!? 50 Impressive Kids and Their Amazing (and true!) Stories

INDIEBOUND Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Book Depository | Powell’s From Stevie Wonder to Emma Watson, and Pocahontas to Pablo Picasso , 50 amazing kids who shaped history! A collection of biographies profiling some of the most influential kids in history and today. Prodigies, proteges, and kids with huge ambition, these youngsters prove that fulfilling your dreams and making a […]

THEY DID WHAT?! 50 Unbelievable Women and Their Fascinating (and true!) Stories

INDIEBOUND Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Book Depository | Powell’s From Tina Fey to Vera Wang, and Oprah Winfrey to Maria TallChief, 50 incredible ladies who shaped our history! A compilation of biographies profiling some of the most intrepid women in history and today. From athletes, comediennes, and TV personalities, to world leaders, political figures, and activists, these women paved […]