Happy to be joining Ambassador Agency author Elizabeth Van Tassel, bookcase, gnomes

Excited To Join The Team At Ambassador Agency

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I’ve received a wonderful gift that is a dream come true—an offer of agent representation from literary agent Wes Yoder with Ambassador Agency. Signing with an agent is a great step forward in pursuing my dream of publishing my middle grade fantasy and other stories. Wes has helped the careers of many musicians, authors, and […]

The Air We Breathe – Caught In The Bay Area Smoke Out

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Our family lives in Northern California in the Bay Area and we’ve been caught in an unusual situation, covered with smoke. As wildfire survivors who lost our home and all our possessions eleven years ago, it’s been a challenging couple of weeks as smoke from the Camp Fire rolled in and, like a stealthy dragon, […]

All the beauties including historic necklace, my character inspirations and setting for my middle grade fantasy with author Elizabeth Van Tassel

Pitch Wars 2018 #BOOSTMYBIO

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My WIP: LAUREN GOLDRAY AND THE CRYSTAL TIMESCOPE Middle Grade Fantasy This is my entry for #BoostMyBio for Pitch Wars 2018. Thank you to Auggie for hosting this great time to visit and meet other aspiring authors and get more involved in the fun of Pitch Wars, and everyone who makes this such a super […]

Candle, comfortable seating near a window with author Elizabeth Van Tassel

One little voice

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Can one little voice make a difference? I hope so. Having taken pause to notice a few things in the world, and help us craft our own world a bit more after our recent move, I’m going to be fine-tuning the blog and my social media in the coming months. A force for the positive […]

Twitter takeover, great conferences updates, and more!

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Hi friends, I’m writing this like a newsletter since there’s a lot going on right now for the blog (my Twitter is taken over by Shilo Snow!) and also with some neat conferences I’ve been able to attend. Thanks for your patience while things have been getting updated, like upcoming articles and I’m lining up […]

Golden Gate bridge in fog with writing about summer blog updates for resilience expert Elizabeth Van Tassel

Summer Updates, Writing Contest, Giveaway

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Some of you have been asking about where I’ve been so I’d like to give you some updates on this week’s Thorn & Vine blog! Changes are afoot… Back in February, my husband received a new job offer in the Bay Area and as soon as school got out, we’ve been swamped with moving up […]

Through the friendship storms with author Jodie Wolfe and resilience expert Elizabeth Van Tassel.

Through The Friendship Storms with Author Jodie Wolfe

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I have enjoyed knowing Author Jodie Wolfe for several years, after we took a writing class together with Author Jerry Jenkins and met in the Colorado mountains to share our love for words and creating stories. I can really relate to Jodie’s story today, of surviving a particularly low point after losing a key friendship. […]