Author’s Note

When you write a book with ballet as the backdrop it seems a large number of people think you will be writing it from the perspective of an adult who has been emotionally arrested at the age of 12 years old, with all the hopes and dreams of a novice dancer intact and without any… Continue reading Author’s Note

SATIRE: “You Need Coal. Why? Two Words: Climate and Change”

(Taps mic. Clears throat. Speaks loud.) "Members of the City Council, on behalf of South Side Coal Energy I would like to thank you all for allowing us to speak about opening up a brand new coal-fired power plant in your city. (A screeching sound rings out from the sound system). "As you know, a coal-fired… Continue reading SATIRE: “You Need Coal. Why? Two Words: Climate and Change”

What Little Girls Are Made Of

Rainbows, as in happiness. Rainbows, as in the refraction of different wavelengths of light (they dig science). Rainbows, as in playing house with their friend Samantha who has two moms. Cartwheels, pinwheels, an appreciation for mom’s sensible heels. Mermaids who don’t give up their voices and tails, but use them to speak loud and swim… Continue reading What Little Girls Are Made Of