Date of Success: Book Published September 2009
Dee is the author of four books for children and young adults and she has a new YA novel coming out in 2012.
The mother of one teen and one almost teen boy, Dee was surprised to discover recently that her natural writing voice seems to be that of a 15 year old boy.
Dee have been writing since she was seven years old, and she can’t seem to stop. If Dee goes for a couple of days without putting fingers to keyboard, she get very grumpy.
She love inhabiting the world of my characters and being able to tell their stories.
When Dee was writing Letters to Leonardo, she think she became Matt Hudson for a while. The book took Dee around ten years to write, 30 drafts and 1,000,000 words on paper.
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WHAT CYA CONFERENCE DID FOR ME:
‘When Letters to Leonardo came third in the CYA competition young adult category in 2006, this gave me the confidence to believe in my manuscript and submit it to publishers. It was so exciting to launch Letters to Leonardo at the 2009 CYA conference.’