Our Writing Processes: Mariana Ríos

I’ve really enjoyed reading about the writing processes of my fellow Path2Pub contributors this month. It’s been very interesting to get to know more about them and what’s behind their journeys as writers. Something I’ve learned from each of their posts is that everyone has a special way of writing that works well for eachContinue reading “Our Writing Processes: Mariana Ríos”

A Piece of Myself

One of the things I love the most about being a writer is the piece of myself that goes into every one of my picture book stories. By doing this, a very special connection is created with each manuscript in a unique way. Over the past two years I have created several stories. One ofContinue reading “A Piece of Myself”

Why do I write?

Ten days ago, on April 8th, I had my first school visit as a children’s book author, and it was amazing. Even though my debut book is coming out until October, I was invited to talk to four 2nd grade classes as part of Legacy Day in my kids’ elementary. I was thrilled when IContinue reading “Why do I write?”

The Value of Critique Partners

One of the very first things I learned when I began my writing journey was the value of having critique partners. I never suspected back then how much I’d be relying on these writers to share the ups and downs of this unexpected path as years have gone by.  In January 2018 my dream ofContinue reading “The Value of Critique Partners”

You ARE a Writer!

There were small moments growing up that practically screamed ‘YOU ARE A WRITER‘ directly in my face. I just didn’t realize it. The year was 2000. The grade was third. The bangs were atrocious. I was a terrible student, and that’s not me being self-deprecating either. I came in below-average in almost every subject. Well,Continue reading “You ARE a Writer!”