"Waiting To Disappear" and "Praying at the Sweetwater Motel" now available in paperback.


A readers companion is included in the new paperback edition of "Waiting To Disappear." The guides have questions that can be used for book discussions, and a Q&A session with the author.

Writer Friends


Linda Sue Park, winner of this year's Newbery Medal for her novel, A SINGLE SHARD, signing copies of her books at The Red Balloon Book Store.

SCBWI-LA Conference


Writers Eve Porinchak and Sonya Sones enjoying the luah

Author Jack Gantos and SCBWI members at the luah

Kelly and Hope making a little spending money telling fortunes at Venice Beach.

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Hope, Kelly and Lisa enjoy dinner at Geoffrey's in Malibu

Lisa Wheeler, Carolyn Crimi, Mona Michael, Paula Yoo, Hope Vestergaard and Kelly DiPucchio enjoy happy hour at SCBWI-LA


April is available to make author appearances at schools, libraries or for your book discussion group. She also conducts writers workshops for beginning to advanced writers and is a writing coach for individuals. Send her an email for more information or check back here later for more details.

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