It’s always a good time to start something. Here some things I actually finished:
Spartacus Ryan Zander and the Secrets of the Incredible
2018, Fitzroy Books
Spartacus’s human cannonball mom was kidnapped and it’ll take a road trip, a sideshow, a handful of goths, two dangerous old ladies, and a lemur to save her. Funny and adventurous with some dark themes. Ages 8-13.
Spartacus Zander and the Secrets of the Incredible is a middle-grade novel published by Fitzroy Books in 2018. I was heavily involved with promoting and marketing of the book (including an epic book launch party with a real-life contortionist and raising money for aye-ayes). Since then, I’ve held contests, created a meta website (built by the story’s antagonist), held book signings and did school library visits.
The book was also mentioned in The Oregonians list of 4 new and noteworthy children’s books by Oregon authors.
I love collaborating with my husband, Zachary Elwood, on fun and ridiculous creative projects like these. (Note: Some content may not be suitable for all audiences.)
I started doing stand-up in 2016 to work on my presentation skills and as a writing exercise. Turns out, it’s super addicting. (Note: These clips may not appropriate for all audiences.)