Heading North

point_betsie_lgI’m heading north to my parents lakehouse this weekend for some thinking/writing time. I’m sad to be missing this year’s SCBWI conference. I always have an incredibly inspiring time; and it was a year ago that I met my agent at our SCBWI Michigan fall conference. For all of you attending, have a great time!

While I’m up north, I hope to put some pieces together for another book–a great way to distract myself from the impatience I’m starting to feel about the fate of the first one. Up north will be important to this book. Think: The Goonies meets Post Secret. The book is going to have something to do with those concepts.

I’m also going to be putting together some blog interviews, including my first YA author interview. But first I’m waiting for her book to arrive. Just ordered it and I’m excited because it too is a military-themed book.  Look for details later. Also, I’m going to start featuring interviews with soldiers and veterans, so I have some questions to put together for that. I’m very excited. So, look for those to be coming fairly soon.

Also, I’m hoping to finish HATE LIST, by Jennifer Brown. So far, this book is incredibly good.

I’m guessing I’ll only get about 1/4 of these started. But I’m happy about the potential!

Published by jody sparks

Jody Sparks Mugele spent her first career in marketing writing and leading teams of writers and editors. After her son came out as transgender in 2015, she dedicated herself to advocating for the rights of the LGBTQ+ community. For two years, she led the Indianapolis regional chapter of PFLAG, a nationally renowned LGBTQ+ advocacy group. She has given many conference talks about parenting trans kids, healthcare in the trans community, and suicidality among LGBTQ+ youth. And with GenderNexus, an Indianapolis-based advocacy organization, she created programming and led support groups to work with parents to help their children through all aspects of gender transition. She recently moved to Northeast Georgia where she is excited to develop opportunities to continue to strongly and proudly advocate for LGBTQ+ members of our society. She also LOVES kitschy Christmas crafting!

4 thoughts on “Heading North

  1. Have a great weekend. I’m sad too not to be going to the SCBWI conference. Like you, I’m trying to be productive and write.


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