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READ LIKE A WRITER, a teaching blog

PUTTING MY COVER IN PERSPECTIVE

When my Merit Press editor Jackie Mitchard e-mailed me the cover of NO SURRENDER SOLDIER, without hesitation I e-mailed back, “I love it!” What I loved about the cover is the perspective. I don’t know who is the illustrator of my cover, but he or she understood both the duel perspective—two alternate  Read More 

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GOURMET YA LIT, Part III

This is the third blog article in a series about the importance of food in YA literature.

SACRIFICE, COMMUNION, & FELLOWSHIP

In NO SURRENDER SOLDIER (Merit Press, Jan. 2014) food is significant both literally and symbolically. In Guam, 98 percent of people are Roman Catholic. As a result, Guamanians host huge fiestas, many celebrating villages’ patron saints.  Read More 

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