I was Children's Literature Fellows at Stony Brook Southampton in 2013 I was thrilled to have the opportunity to work with and learn from writers whose books I love and admire—Patricia MacCormick, Maryrose Wood, Emma Walton Hamilton and Peter Lerangis.

 

As a Fellow, I completed the rough draft of my middle grade mystery adventure. Since then, between teaching advanced 7th grade and spending time with my family, I have continued my studies and revisions and am currently a member of SCBWI- Florida and part of their new mentor program. 

 

Now, back to work! Here are a couple of videos that will clue you in on where I got ideas for my haunted setting.