August 30, 2019

When I was a kid, a family friend from Cyprus came to stay with us. There was so much to show him in New Hampshire! We admired the boulders at the Flume, sunbathed on Hampton Beach, and rode the Cog. He probably thought we did these things all the time. Rocks, water, a...

November 28, 2018

Dear Ms. Moose:
My relatives have been declining my special homemade fruitcakes for years, citing allergies. When I asked what they were allergic to, Aunt Hetty pointedly replied, “Cat,” referring to one minor incident of pet hair contamination in 1993. Last year, thin...

July 3, 2018

Friends, I was humming along so smoothly on my ghosts & chihuahuas. I thrashed it up to 25k words, which is practically almost most of a whole middle grade novel.

Then.

I turned the first chapter into a short story. I am notorious for doing this. The reason is that I can...

June 4, 2018

It's June in New Hampshire, a time of warmth and renewal. A time when life returns to the veldt behind your walls.

It starts when you’re awakened in the dead of night. Scritch, scratch, scuttle. You close your eyes. It was only a dream.

Scritch. Scratch. Scuttle.

There it...

March 3, 2018

Hi friends. So I'm in the midst of more works-in-progress than I've ever been in the midst of before. It keeps me super productive, because if I get stuck, I can just hop over to another manuscript and keep typing. But that also means it will take approximately 700 yea...

February 11, 2018

So, just a little news tidbit. As you might have guessed from my moose antler author photo, I live in New Hampshire. My pals Emilie Burack, Ginger Johnson, and Erin Moulton and I started a website celebrating kidlit authors from the Granite State! It's called Kidlit603...

October 21, 2017

Well, looks like we’re here for another edition of What Ails You? I’m your host, Ms. Moose, here to answer all your burning questions.

Dear Ms. Moose,

My idiot son-in-law has gifted us a 60-pound turkey for Thanksgiving. Since, for some reason, he and my daughter always...

April 20, 2017

Benning Wentworth lorded over the brand-spanking-new Granite State from 1741 to 1767. But how much do you know about him?

1. He was super rich. Sure, his family was wealthy — his ancestor, Thomas Wentworth, Earl of Strafford, was BFFs with King Charles I. (Until he wasn...

January 25, 2017

Today's the day of the Big Reveal! The cover for Murder Ink 2 is here.

This is the latest anthology in the New Hampshire Pulp Fiction series from Plaidswede Press, edited by Dan Szczesny, and I'm thrilled to be taking part again. My story is called "The Whole Story" (ke...

November 29, 2016

Guys, you'll never guess. Strange Sweet Song has won the 2016 NH Writers Project/NH Center for the Book award for Outstanding Young Adult Book!

I'm looming in the back here between Alice Fogel and Elizabeth Marshall Thomas. WHAT. I KNOW.

Something I learned from this awa...

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