Middle Grade on a Mission!

Well I’m back after being VE-R-R-R-Y busy the last 30 days. As you know, I completed Susanna Leonard Hill’s PB class and now I am in Dashka Slater’s PB class! (yes I am a glutton for PB punishment!). But get this, I am also writing an MG novel! Yep, it’s a series called Halle Harris & The Truth Seekers — about 4 would-be sleuths who help classmates solve their problems. Want to hear my elevator pitch for the first one? OK here goes: Four sleuths-in-training trying to save a classmate from a bully could end up ruining her life. 

I don’t have a completion date…taking my time to get to know my characters and delve into the world of 11-year olds. More on that later.

I also won an award a few weeks ago — that’s one reason I’ve been MIA. It was for a cookbook I wrote, called The Real Book on How to Cook: Secrets mother never told you (amazon and b&n). It won ‘Best Cook Book’ at the African American Literary Awards in NYC. How cool is that? Readers nominate and vote so that makes it extra special.

Well, gotta go! 

Off and Writing!

Ok I must admit I’ve been pretty lame bringing you tidbits from the 30 day PB quest. I did get the book written and tweaking it now. In the meantime, I won an award for my cookbook I released in June! More on that in another blog! Anyway, I am working on a middle grade novel about 4 would-be sleuths who try to help a girl being bullied but end up nearly ruining her life! More on that later too. Well, I am attending Dashka Slater’s PB class in two weeks so will try to do better!