On the 10th anniversary of my paranormal YA novel, His Life Abiding, I reveal the real-life murder that inspired the book's central mystery.
A trip from Oregon to Arizona with my sister was to honor my late mother's memory, but it turned out to be journey of discovery between siblings, too.
As a child, I always kept a nightlight burning in my bedroom. My mom assumed it was to scare away ghosts... but really it was about luring them in.
We all have unfinished stories. Thirty years after a day out turned into an exercise in betrayal, I finally finished one.
My first (albeit unpublished) novel was a tale about a mysterious vandal, a parapsychologist and about dark and sinister alter-egos. And it was based on a true story!
As soon as I began renovating my house, I began finding old coins in the walls, behind baseboards or wedged in doorjambs. Was this coincidental... or something much older and stranger?
With most of us practicing social distancing, the COVID-19 world has become a very quiet place. Document this rare tranquility with a short video.
A family photo project reminded me of a road trips from my childhood and how they ultimately came to influence some of my young adult novels.
During a Pride Month held in the midst of a pandemic as mass protests against racism continue, I asked young people about their thoughts on the world today... and about their hopes for a better tomorrow.
I went to Greece to walk where legends were born and found inspiration as a writer in a most unexpected place.
Despite what my father thought, serial storytelling in popular culture is very much alive and well... and always has been.