Monday, October 31, 2011

'Author in Residence,' Valencia Middle School

Hello Doggers,

Exciting news for students and faculty at Valencia Middle School, Tucson, AZ! I will be the school's 'author in residence' for the week of November 7, 2011, visiting classes, working with both large and small groups on writing skills, i.e. plot development, creating excellent 'hook,' story arc, pacing, and voice, and meeting with career skills students in the library.

I am really looking forward to the week with students. It should be both fun and productive!
I'll have some postings with comments after the week concludes.

Top Dog

Thursday, October 6, 2011

'Coyote's Howl' Awards!

Congratulations to first round winners in the Coyote's Howl for Young Writers competition!
All winners received the following:

* Copies of Gift of the Desert Dog signed by the author
* Custom laminated Man in the Maze bookmarks
* Congratulatory letters on official Coyote's Howl letterhead
* Critiques of each submission
* Leather-bound hand journals, compliments of Open Books Press

Open Books Press' second contest submission period is under way. Competition in the most popular category; fiction short story, is heating up! Visit our contest website: to register and enter your submission today. Choose from a variety of categories and write on topics and themes that interest you most. You can't win if you don't enter!

Top Dog wants to read YOUR work and send you personal comments. Come on...get writing!