Where Donna Galanti Interviews Me

Yesterday I did an interview over at Donna Galanti’s blog. We connected during the time I was writing my first YA manuscript, in which a high school girl joins the Navy. One of key pieces in my research was a slim book called, Letters From Boot Camp. It is filled with letters she wrote as she went through boot camp as a young adult.They are wonderful: sad, exciting, frustrating. I have NO idea where she found the energy to actually write them, as boot camp is clearly an exhausting few months.

Donna is also writing fiction now, for adults and young adults. Check out her blog: http://donnagalanti.wordpress.com/ to learn about her work. And of course check out her interview with me where I answer questions about writing, having a failed book submission, what inspires me to write, and more.

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!

2 thoughts on “Where Donna Galanti Interviews Me

  1. Hi Jody, thanks for the mention and kind words! I am glad we connected all that time ago and can re-connect now as we struggle to get published. I so enjoyed having you on my blog and look forward to doing so again when your book is in print! 🙂

  2. Great interview. And congrats on finishing your book. If you’re querying, does that mean you already sent it to Chris. E-mail me to let me know. And have a happy holiday weekend.

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