YA Writing

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! 

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