Happy 10th Birthday to Me! Part 1 of 3

I can’t believe that it’s been 10 years since I started writing children’s books. I decided to look back on how things have gone since 2013…

Detective Mya Dove

I’ve had social anxiety since I was a child. I’m always very nervous talking to people. Most people don’t know about social anxiety, so in 2013 I decided to write about it. I thought it would make a nice children’s book. I called it The Mean Girl Who Never Speaks. It’s my most popular book. It was followed by four more Detective Mya Dove books.

Six years later, I rebooted Mya Dove’s stories. I wanted to fix errors, typos, etc. Instead I ended up turning the short stories into novels! That wasn’t my original plan, but I decided to go with the flow.

I’d love to write five more Mya Dove stories. I have four planned so far but I’m not sure what the last book should be about. I need more time to think about it. When the series ends, it won’t be the last you see of Mya Dove. She’ll be in a different book that may be the start of a mystery adventure series. We’ll see how it goes…

The D-Twins

When I was a kid, I picked my nose and ate the boogers (Disgusting!). One day I was caught nibbling on a booger. Embarrassed, I haven’t eaten one since. In 2013, I decided to write a nose-picking story. I wondered how the boogers felt about being picked, poked and eaten. My idea became Booger King Fights Back. So far, there are three D-Twins stories. There is one left to publish and that may be the end of the series.

Remember how I rewrote and rebooted the Mya Dove books? Well, I’m doing that for the D-twins too. I feel that my storytelling is much better than it was ten years ago. The overall stories will stay the same, but there’ll be changes. Covers and blurbs will also be changed.

If you’d like the chance to read the rebooted D-Twins stories for free, sign up to my mailing list by clicking here. You’ll also get over 500 free printables for Mya Dove fans, D-Twins fans, young writers and young readers.

What happens when the rebooted D-Twins books are released? It’ll probably be the end of the series. After that, Dixon and Daria will be in a mystery adventure book with…Mya Dove! Yes, my characters will meet each other! Isn’t that exciting?

Young Authors Guide

When I was a kid, I wrote very short stories in notebooks and pieces of paper. I loved writing stories so much. That’s why I decided to write a young writers’ guide called How to Write Amazing Stories. It’s a short guide to help young authors get started on their own stories.

I’ve also written a writing prompt guide that’ll help young writers get started writing. It features different topics like outer space, sports, toys and family. I haven’t released the book yet, but I’m excited about it! It was fun thinking of so many writing prompts for kids.

If you’d like the chance to read the writing prompts guide for free, sign up to my mailing list by clicking here. You’ll also get over 500 free printables for Mya Dove fans, D-Twins fans, young writers and young readers.

What happens after the writing prompts guide is released? I’d love to publish an expanded edition of How to Write Amazing Stories. The original shorter version will still be available, but an expanded guide with lined pages would be great fun.

My Health Scare…

I haven’t written as much as I’d like over the past ten years. It’s for different reasons, but one big reason is my health. A year after I started publishing children’s books, I got sick. I’ll go into more detail in Part 2

Blue crocodiles don’t exist…or do they?

Blue crocodiles don’t exist. Jafari and his younger brother, Kendi, know this. But when they go on holiday to Africa, they hear a strange story about a blue crocodile. Are blue crocodiles real? The boys decide to find out.

To discover the world’s first blue crocodile, Jafari and Kendi enlist the help of their cousin, Fay, and her loyal dog, Zoya. But searching for crocodiles is risky, especially when they live in a huge forest full of hidden traps, sneaky hunters, and a deadly animal that even crocodiles fear…