I'm an author who decided to turn a bedtime story with my kids into a novel, following in the footsteps of JRR Tolkien (Lord of the Rings) and Rick Riorden (Percy Jackson). Truly the most fun writing project I've ever had.
Our pandemic bedtime story -- The Pennymores & the Curse of the Invisible Quill -- has become a book series reviewed by New York Weekly, Los Angeles Weekly, Latin Post, and more with the first title out in April 2022 (and hopefully more in the series to follow).
You'll find me writing nonfiction books (fourth out in Summer 2022), teaching writing at Georgetown and in a writing community, and trying to keep up with a houseful of three daughters.
When her brother vanishes in the night, along with all she thought to be true of magic, Parker Pennymore must unmask family secrets, travel far beyond the castle walls, and convince her sisters to break a few laws along the way - but what's a hero's journey without a little rebellion?