Writing Resources

Some great books, blogs, and conferences that I’ve found useful in my journey as a writer.

Craft Books
The Emotion Thesaurus: A Writer’s Guide to Character Expression by Angela Ackerman and Becca Puglisi. I use this book most frequently and keep it at my desk when writing. Definitely a must have. They also have several others that are worth purchasing.


James Scott Bell has so many great books on writing it was hard for me to pick only one, so I didn’t.dialogue-book

How to Write Dazzling Dialogue: The Fasted Way to Improve Any Manuscript





Conflict and Suspense





Save The Cat! The Last Book on Screenwriting You’ll Ever Need by Black Synder. While about screenwriting, this book covers essential elements on storytelling that every author can use.





Query Shark  : an invaluable site to help craft that impossible query

Kristen Nelson: A great agent blog with advice on queries, blogs, and more



Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators 

National Romance Writers Association Conference    

Pikes Peak Writers’ Conference    Colorado Springs, CO