Safety Plans for Fictional Characters

A student safety plan lists the things which make the student feel comfortable or safe, and things which make the student feel uncomfortable or unsafe. The student safety plan also has a list of strategies which the student can use when they’re feeling uncomfortable or unsafe. In one school where…

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Create Positive Thoughts

With the right words we build our characters, create emotions and convey events in just the right way. But word choice shouldn’t be saved just for creative story writing. What about our internal dialogues? Here’s what I tell my students… Negative thoughts can be overwhelming. Negative thoughts can make us…

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From Slushpile to Contract

I am over the moon to share that I recently signed a publishing contract with Affirm Press! My picture book manuscript is now in the process of becoming a real live picture book and will be released sometime in 2023. Here’s how it happened… August 2020 I was on maternity…

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