This odessey began when my reluctant reader needed a book for his English class. He just doesn't like to read, he'd rather play hockey, so it was hard, but I finally convinced him to check out…Continue
This is from my little cookbook.
Being a diverse, multi-ethnic, multi-racial family, we've added many traditions to our holiday celebrations. Black-eyed peas are a traditional African-American dish, served on New Year’s Day. We also serve black-eyed peas, along with tamales, on Christmas Day, right next to the turkey, mashed potatoes and cranberry sauce. My recipe is a bit different than the traditional recipe. I haven't had any…Continue
When you start to write your manuscript, make it easy for the formatter. Start off by changing your paragraph format (see picture) so your indents are automatically set at 0.50. No tabs, no 5 spaces to indent.
Also, no spaces between paragraphs, it's one or the other. Indented paragraphs OR block paragraphs with a space between. Not both.
Trust me, your formatter will bless you for this.…Continue
I wrote this short story for an anthology. Happily, it was turned down, because now it's going to be the free introduction to my character and the longer story (dare I think novel?) that I'm working on right now.
So, I'm going to share the whole story with you. I hope you like it.
Copyright 2014 Ruth de Jauregui
Bitter made her way past the flashing blue and red lights, past yellow tape. She didn’t show her badge to the hovering blues;…Continue
I posted this information on Facebook during a discussion in the Reading in Black group, but I should share it with you all.
My sister is a middle school science teacher, so she filled me in on this and HIGHLY recommended that you authors who are writing children, teen or YA books submit your books, or have the teachers who are using your books in the classroom request that your books have quizzes developed and added to the Accelerated Reading Program AND Scholastic Reading…Continue