We all know we do our best work when we’re involved in a project we believe in and are excited about bringing to life. Because I want to do my best work, I strive to team with authors whose projects I truly believe in.
I believe that
• Stories are powerful
• Young people should have access to many stories that celebrate differences and diversity and feature characters like themselves
• Literature helps us understand people we see as different from ourselves
• Books can be entertaining without being violent
• The more positive stories we create in the world, the better off the world will be
Imagine if we had more stories about people who
• Have disabilities and who are also capable
• Speak up when they see an injustice
• Care about the planet
• Solve problems peacefully
• Are racially diverse
• Treat all genders with respect
• Listen to others with an open mind
Imagine what incredible examples these stories would be, what comfort they could provide for their readers. As a writer, you have the privilege of helping shape people’s perspectives.
Are you a writer who shares my wish for a joyful, inclusive, respectful world? Let’s work together!