Author, Teacher, Psychologist and Speaker


Posted by on Oct 3, 2013 in Blog, Featured | 0 comments

I am still reeling from the wonderful 21st ANNUAL SCBWI-CAROLINAS FALL CONFERENCE in Charlotte, NC, last week-end. (And yes, I know that was days ago – but it was that good!!)


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Prior to the conference, I was nominated for THE LIEBSTER BLOG AWARD by the very talented Becky Shillington.


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According to my research on THE LIEBSTER BLOG AWARD, it is given to “up and coming bloggers.” (With followers numbering from less than 200 to 3000 – that part was hard to decipher!) Bottom line is “Liebster” is German for “favorite”. This award is the “favorite blog award”. I am honored! Thank you, Becky!

The rules for this award state that you must answer the questions asked of you by the Blogger who gave you this award.

So, I am humbled and appreciative to be answering Becky’s questions of me.  Here they are:


BS: When did you first know you’d like to be a writer (or illustrator)?

AE: I really cannot remember – but I have been writing since I was 3, recognizably, since I was 6!

BS: If you could meet any author, living or deceased, who would it be?

AE: J.D. Salinger

BS: Coffee or tea?

AE: Coffee!

BS: What item is #1 on your “Bucket List?”

AE: Finishing Book 3 in the Sean Gray, Junior Special Agent Mystery Series

BS: What topic do you think is most overdone in the kidlit market today?

AE: Zombie eating vampires!

BS: What is the best book you’ve read in the last six months?

AE: WonderFracture

BS: Are you an early bird or a night owl?

AE: Yes!

BS: What is your favorite opening line from a book?

AE: No way can I choose just one – but since this one is so fresh: “The first time I died, I didn’t see God.” (Fracture)

BS: Do you write better in silence or with background noise? (If you chose background noise, then what kind?)

AE: Most of the time silence is best. Sometimes I listen to environmental soundtracks – like “Thunderstorm”.

BS: What book has had the most profound effect upon your writing style?

AE: Again – how can I choose? I guess I can say that the book that spoke these words to me: “You can be a writer, too” would be Catcher in the Rye


Thank you, Becky, for your nomination of my blog! Now for my (DRUM ROLL) list of up an coming BLOGGERS:


Derick Wilder

Sabrina Campbell Colvin

Annamaria Mckoy 

Laura Colvin 

Maria Nolletti Ross 


This is your mission, if you choose to accept:  Link back to the blogger that tagged you. Nominate 5-10 others and answer the questions of the one who tagged you (mine are below). Then ask 10 questions for the bloggers you nominate, as well as letting your nominees know of their award. Oh, yeah—and have fun!


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Here are my questions:


  1.  If you were on death row, what would be your “Last Meal” menu?
  2.  What is your greatest fear?
  3.  If you could return to age 20 again, what would you do differently for your future?
  4.  What is your favorite time of year and why?
  5.  If you could relive any year of your life – which one would it be and why?
  6.  What is the one word your friends would use to describe you?
  7.  What is your all-time favorite book? (Bible and cookbooks do not count)
  8.  What’s your favorite guilty pleasure?
  9.  Dogs or cats?
  10. Mountains or Ocean?


Bonus question:

What would be the title song of your life?


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