I love writing stories about families and siblings. My stories are usually contemporary and are packed with emotions and community.
Feisty tweens. Spunky siblings. Families (nuclear and non-nuclear) Descriptive writing. Lyrical writing. Emotional writing.
I’m not a huge fan of sci-fi fantasies.
Indigo Winkler helps her Dad run the most popular bakery in town. She is determined to block out the gum poppers, knuckle crackers, and keyboard tappers of the world, and sign up for Winterfest; the annual giving day in town, all while trying to navigate what it means to grow up. Without her mother around she is nothing but confused. When discovers a secret message on her latest collection and finds out about a wildfire in California that is racing toward Victoria, her best friend, she will need to piece together the message, find a way to save her best friend, and put her Winterfest scheme in action- which she first has less than two weeks to come up with.
December 15th. 6:45 AM. Ten days before Christmas. Seven days until Hanukkah. Fifteen days until Winter Festival.
I’ve been getting up before the sun for practically my whole life. Okay, maybe not my whole life. I’m only eleven, but for the last five years, since I was six. That’s what happens when you’re the only child of a baker. This was the routine we created. Dad and me.
As the sun peeks out and turned the sky a pinky-orange, I slump out of bed. I have to try to convince my dad to decorate for Christmas this year. I’ve been begging him since he “ruled out” Christmas after Mama died earlier this year. He technically can’t do that. It’s not a thing grown-ups can do.
I slip into a gray cable-knit sweater, black velvet pants, and grab my lilac converse. This was the routine Dad came up with. We leave the house to get to the bakery for set up and delivery at 7:00 AM.
“Come on Indigo, we need to head out,” Dad shouts from downstairs.
“Do I have time to braid my hair!” I tuck my peacoat under my arm and shove my noise-canceling earbuds in my mini yellow backpack.
“No, we have to go now!”
I cram my beanie over my thick curls and meet my dad at the front door.
I have one completed manuscript that I am working on revising.
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