May 312021
 

I truly enjoy talking about my books with kids in Chicago while I’m in Texas in my pjs. Video for Creative Writing Tips

Writing Tips with high school students in Chicago.

Mar 292020
 
Help with Teaching from Home

Nepris.com Join me online. Friday, April 3rd WRITING | Games & Activities to Improve Writing | 11:00ET / 8:00PT |Grades K-8, PD FOOD | The Mobile Dairy Classroom | 12:00ET / 9:00PT |Grades K-5 GOVT | Careers at Federal Agencies | 2:30ET / 11:30PT |Post-Secondary SPORTS | My Journey to the NFL & Beyond | 3:00ET / 12:00PT |Grades 6-12

Jan 022020
 
Goals for a Procrastinating Writer

If my manuscripts were books, my book tunnel would be an opening to a mile of bookshelves. When I had cancer a few years ago, I realized if I don’t get my greatly loved stories finished, edited and published, they will never be a book. My children will trash them the day after my death. [read more…]

Jan 042019
 
Nepris Likes My PJs

I love school visits. Since so many schools cannot afford author visits and as an author, I have to take off from writing, change out of my PJs and travel to a school. I still do that because I love kids. But due to the great work of the Nepris team, I can stay in [read more…]

Sep 062018
 
Five Steps for Writing an Excellent College Entrance Essay Or  An Effective Letter to Your Parents Asking for More Money

Tell ItX2 card I understand if you are reading this, you want colleges to beg you to come to their school. These steps can help you stand out from the competition. Imagine a group of professors, staff members or student assistants sitting in a dimly lit room with stacks of entrance essays looming above them. They [read more…]

Dec 022017
 
Fun with Texas Songs

Fun with Sommer Elementary 2nd Grade and their teacher Sue Beardsley. The best part is when the 2nd-graders sing. I talked about “The Yellow Rose of Texas” and “Deep in the Heart of Texas” and of course–my books and writing games.  Nepris did an amazing job of filtering my wrinkles and cutting mistakes. Texas Songs [read more…]

Nov 152017
 
Free Games

Here are two free games from Teach Writing Without a Pencil. Click on the pdf file for the game you want to print.  Please do not print for your friends, however, share this site for them to download their own free copy. You can also print a copy for you principal of the Tell It [read more…]

Nov 132017
 
Got Hat. Riding to Rescue Young Authors!

Yes, I am back in the saddle again. Hat,  boots and fully load with answers on being an Author. Yes, Im exhsusted just from getting the boots on.  But I get to hang with darling, Trail Blazers. There might be a few young authors.