Bilingual Writing Coach
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A new bilingual picture book:
Isabella knows her own mind and isn't concerned with doing what everyone else does. A true "mighty girl" story, written in both English and Spanish.
Snow Pants for Isabella
It’s the first big snow of winter and Isabella can’t wait to play outside with her brother. Find out how she fixes some of her unexpected problems.
Es la primera nevada del invierno e Isabella no puede esperar para jugar afuera con su hermano. Averigüe como ella consigue soluciones para unos problemas no esperados.
Illustrated by Cassidy N. Bodnar
My poetry book, Raw & Unfinished was published in March 2018 and received an award at the 2018 The Author Zone Book Awards. This collection of some of my award winning poetry combines with other published and fresh poems.
Life’s journey begins before we are born and continues after we are gone. Here are words of past, words of future, words of dreams. Like me, the words on these pages are Raw and Unfinished.
My book, And My Mother Cried / Y Mi Mamá Lloró was published in August 2017.
It was named "Best Children's Book of 2017" at The Author Zone Book Awards.
This bilingual (English/Spanish) is based on true events. Anyone who has made a "far away" move can relate to the experiences of the story. The illustrations by Michelle Bowden Dobi truly bring the words to life.
Prompted, Prodded, Published: How Writing Prompts Can Help All Writers was published in April 2017. This hybrid book is part writer's guide and part anthology of examples of how writers of all levels can use prompts. It won an award at The Author Zone Book Awards 2017.
NOW BOOKING EVENTS
Contact me to schedule Book Signings, Workshops, Retreats, Open Mic Readings & Presentations and other events.
Frequent visitors will benefit from helpful hints, exercises, and writing prompts which will enable you to avoid writer's slump.
June 8 through September 29 (Most Saturdays, unless otherwise scheduled)
Fresh Marketplace at New Wilmington Center
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June 8 is Tour de Donut Day
July 20 West PA Book Festival
545 East Butler Street, Mercer, Pennsylvania 16137
10 AM – 4 PM
August 24 Marti Park Outdoor Craft Show
Marti Park (New Wilmington, PA)
969 Phillips Road, New Castle, PA
9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
September 7 Beaver County Book Fest
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
September 21 The Allegheny Regional Festival of Books
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
September 28 Cooper Siegel Library
October 5 Meet the Authors
Shenango Valley Mall, Hermitage PA
October 13 PennWriters Area 1 Roadtrip Conference
Writing for Children - 2 Workshops
(1) Picture Books & Chapter Books
(2) Middle Grades & YA
Experience: B.A. in communications and writing from Westminster College. I lead and attend various writing groups in the Pittsburgh area and online and also host writing retreats and other events. I am also a freelance bilingual writer, translator, and editor.
Award winning body of work includes: poetry, short stories, bilingual (English/Spanish) children’s stories, fantasy, fiction, creative nonfiction, and writing guides.
I have programs available for Writing Groups, Libraries, Bookstores, Bilingual (English/Spanish) Interest Groups, Senior Living Communities, Schools, and Other Groups.
Travel Area: Approximately 200 mile radius from Pittsburgh
Willing to travel farther, if over 250, would need travel expenses paid.
Writing for Children
more by request