A recovering newspaper journalist who’s lived in numerous cities covering the good, the bad, and the surreal, I now spend my days writing just the good as a PR professional for a college. My passion, however, is writing children’s fiction, both PB and middle grade, though I’ve written much more in the PB genre.
Originally from Dallas, Texas, I now live with my family in Buffalo, NY. I’m an aficionado of ‘80s music, chocolate with sea salt, red wine, orange cats, and yoga, not necessarily in that order. I’m a member of SCBWI and 12×12. This is my third year participating in WriteOnCon and I’m looking forward to the critique part of it, too.
I love a good story! Spunky characters, humor, heart, lyrical writing all make me smile.
I’m not a fan of fantasy so wouldn’t be able to provide much feedback there. Also, not crazy about potty humor in kids’ books but I know it’s popular with kids!
Once dubbed “Highest-Producing Tooth Fairy,” Tiffany loves the perks of the job – a sleek sportscar, smoothies from Star Fairy — but she’s burnt out and barely visits the kids anymore. Now they’re at risk of waking up to more than disappointment. #PBPitch
Here are some best practices for reaching out to a potential CP:
- Include the link to your own CP Match profile! You can find it on your Dashboard. Don't have one yet? What are you waiting for? Anyone with a WriteOnCon.org account can make one!
- Introduce yourself a little, and say what appealed to you about their listing.
- Respect what's listed here in their profile. They took the time to fill it out, and they've included this information for a reason. Don't send a message about a book they specifically say is a Hard No, for example.
- Offer to swap a small sample of your works, so you can see if you're really compatible. First chapters are a good starting place.
- If one party no longer wants to continue the interaction, it's nobody's fault. Sometimes finding the right CP takes time.
Happy writing and CPing!