Posts Categorized: Writing for Children

  • Juan Takes His Turn – JabberWalking with Juan Felipe Herrera

    He calls a poem a burble. A writing pad is a paperbag, or a newspaper, periodico, or whatever you want it to be. All that matters is that you hurry, hurry, hurry. And write down whatever you see in the world. What you hear, what you taste, What you love.

  • A small glimpse on writing trauma

    Soksreinith Ten, a reporter with Voice of America News, just interviewed me for their English and Khmer News Service. She asked, in a few words what is your novel about? I said it’s about a mother and daughter. They love each other but they can’t tolerate each other. “I thought by 16 I’d be over…


  • Writing Our Cultural Mosaic

    I continue my research on writing across culture.  I’m approaching this work with the soul mates – hope, responsibility.  Writer Daniel J. Older posted that our task is to recognize “the societal context our work takes place in.”  As a white writer, I see my work taking place in the world of:

  • Racial Awareness and Children’s Literature

    I created a session for the New England Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators’ conference entitled, Stepping into Writing Across Culture.  The following begins my posts on the subject.  I offer my journey in these posts as a white writer who writes books about people in cultures not my own. I’ve been studying white privilege as…