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The Jump from Teacher to Writer

Today, the Keep of Ages Blog Tour takes me to YA Books Central where I’m talking about how my life as a high school English teacher prepared me for writing YA novels.

Writing Rosie’s story, especially the first book in the Vault of Dreamers series, gave me a chance to draw directly on my experiences in a high school, both as a student when I was younger, and as a teacher. The energy and daily anxiety of high school are unforgettable, and it was a natural leap to… Continue reading