We Need Diverse Books

Friends, an organization called We Need Diverse Books is trying to change the world so that all children can see themselves in the pages of a book. Their current fundraiser will directly help put inclusive books in the hands of children. I care about this organization, and I want to ask you to help support…… Continue reading We Need Diverse Books

Supporting Diversity in Tech

In which we all support young people who are pursuing tech careers! Hey friends, guess what – I got paid! Now I know it takes *months* for authors to get paid! Raven was released on May 20, and the first author payment came July 28. Even that was only part of the initial month of…… Continue reading Supporting Diversity in Tech

Kirkus honors! And other goings-on.

Kirkus Reviews – the organization that is generally tough on independent authors – selected Raven for inclusion in its July magazine! It has been a little over a month since I published Raven. Boy, what an eventful month it has been! The world is changing, in a lot of ways we have yet to understand.…… Continue reading Kirkus honors! And other goings-on.

Raven launch +10! Challenge: reviews

It has been a week and a half since Raven was published on May 20.  Time flies!  Hopefully some of you have already finished reading the ebook by now, or have shared it with a young reader who ripped through it.  Unfortunately, the paperback channel is slower, so paperbacks probably haven’t reached you yet.  They’ll get…… Continue reading Raven launch +10! Challenge: reviews

Rankings and Shenanigans

In the past week I’ve learned the fickle nature of Amazon rankings. I accidentally published this writeup last week, but I saved it wrong (as a “page” instead of a “post”), so nobody saw it…  The context here was Friday May 22, 2 days after RAVEN was published.  I’m leaving the remaining text alone since…… Continue reading Rankings and Shenanigans