Daily Distraction: The Writing Process Blog Tour

Welcome to this stop on the Writing Process Blog Tour. The amazing Tioka Tokedira nominated me for the next round on this blog tour that leads you past writers of all plumes. Tioka is the writer of The Stone Cutter, a spine-chilling YA about a girl raised to be a thief and a mysterious boy in a Maserati – so spine-chilling it landed her right into the Undiscovered Voices Anthology 2014. After I’ve answered the four questions, I will nominate the next writers who will do the same, as many have done before us. Curious about who preceded me? Search the net for Writing Process Blog Tour! Or click here.

I’m changing the Blog Tour routine a little, as I like my blog posts to be short and snappy, so I divided the four questions into four daily distraction posts and a closing post with the nomination of the next writer(s). Check in tomorrow for the first question:

  1. What am I working on?
  2. How does my work differ from others in my genre?
  3. Why do I write what I do?
  4. How does my writing process work?

For the next round, starting next Monday, I nominate the incredibly funny Gary Fabbri, writer, illustrator and film director. Born and raised in Rhode Island, he lived in London for 12 years working in television and advertising before moving to Stockholm. His picture book THE EAGLE WHO WANTED TO SEE EVERYTHING just came out.

My second nomination goes to writer, Reiki Master, Wisdom Keeper and all around adventuress Donna Gwinnel Lambo-Weidner. Despite her love for anything that deals with archery, armor, and swashbuckling, and her appreciation for a good sword, Donna is one of the kindest people on earth. She writers picture books and middle grades, and somehow there’s a lot of chickens in them, like a distraught hen whose egg yolks have been deemed too yellow, and a middle grade novel about a chicken who accompanies Marco Polo on his expedition to China.