New Classes Coming Soon!

A lot of people have asked if I'll be teaching any of my online writing courses this summer, and the answer is, sadly, "No" . . . BUT that's because I'll be hard at work creating some new classes! I've got a few fun surprises up my sleeve, and I'll update you as soon as a new class is available. 

Summer Workshops at Brentwood Library

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From treasure maps to fantastical creatures, from playdough poems to larger-than-life characters, Sleeping Giant classes and workshops aim to stretch kids' imaginations and show them how fun writing can be! It is a privilege for me to teach in the beautiful Story Room at the Brentwood Library in Brentwood, Tennessee. I have several writing workshops coming up this summer:

Jurassic Poetry: Kids will learn basic poetic forms in order to write poems by and about dinosaurs. 
Wednesday, June 8, 1:00 - 2:00 (ages 6-8)
Wednesday, June 8, 2:15 - 3:15 (ages 9-12)

Voyage to the Planet Zorkon: Using real planets as our models, kids will create imaginary planets and write about what it would be like to take a trip there. 
Wednesday, July 6, 1:00 - 2:00 (ages 6-8) 
Wednesday, July 6, 2:15 - 3:15 (ages 9-12)

Diary of Wimpy Kitten: Using the bestselling picture book Diary of a Worm (Doreen Cronin) as our model, kids will imagine what it’s like to be an animal and write a diary from that animal’s perspective.  
Wednesday, July 27, 1:00 - 2:00 (ages 6-8)

Weird and Wacky Creatures: In this workshop, kids will draw their own fantastical animals and then make up stories about how these strange creatures got to be they way they are. 
Wednesday, July 27, 2:15 - 3:15 (ages 9-12)

All workshops are currently full, but if you'd like to be on the waiting list, see the Brentwood Library website for registration information.


Book News

I know of at least one devoted reader who licked the cover of The Rise and Fall of Mount Majestic because she loved it so much. I don't necessarily recommend this method of literary appreciation (and I can't vouch for the taste), but those original hardcovers sure were beautiful. Did you know you can still buy them through the Rabbit Room online store? And I'll sign them too! Click here to purchase. 

Ignore the pretty blue date in the right hand corner: my new middle-grade novel Henry and the Chalk Dragon is coming out May 2017! I know, that's still a long way off . . . but I'm so excited to share more news with you soon. Stay tuned for more details.