Monthly Archives: March 2011

One of my heroes

I grew up without a voice. I was shushed. “Don’t say that, it’s not nice.” “Don’t speak unless spoken to.” “Don’t rock the boat.” In my family, survival meant going underground. When I first discovered my writing voice, years of … Continue reading

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A Writer’s Voice

When I first started writing children’s stories, what appeared on the page was verse. I didn’t want to write verse. I wanted to write stories. For months, I rewrote my verse into prose. The prose was ho-hum, the verse was … Continue reading

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