A midnight rose garden. The background is painted in black, grays, white and red. There is a polymer moon above a rose garden made of polymer roses. Original artwork by Anna Loscotoff.


  • Arriving in Oz | Oz – Day 3

    Day 3 of my NaNoWriMo project in which I play with rewriting The Wizard of Oz. Chapter 2 continues as the tornado takes Dorthy and she finds herself in Oz.

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  • The Twister | Oz – Chapter Two

    Continuing my NaNoWriMo project with a rewrite of the Wizard of Oz. In this chapter, Dorthy grows older, the farm prospers, the twister comes.

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  • Cat while I write

    The Child | Oz- Chapter One

    Day 1 of the raw writing for my 2021 NaNoWriMo writing project. I decided to play with and rewrite The Wizard of Oz. Why is Dorthy an orphan?

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  • Writing set up, inspiration, computer, note pad

    NaNoWriMo 2021

    Today is the day.  Every year, writers from around the world commit to writing 50,000 words during the month of November.  That averages out to approximately 1,667 words a day.  Every single day.  For a whole month.  The goal is a “novel”.  The NaNoWriMo website states “We define a novel as ‘a lengthy work of…

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  • The sunset on November 1, 2020. There are some dark silhouetted clouds with a bit of orange color on the horizon. Photo by Anna Loscotoff.

    What is NaNoWriMo?

    Welcome to November and National Novel Writing Month; the month when hundreds of thousands of writers from all around the world come together to write.

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I am currently unagented. The following are pitches for works in progress

The Mourning Rose

Middle Grade Fiction, High Fantasy

Thirteen-year-old Ellie’s dreams are dangerously real. When Ellie’s dream world invades reality, her mother is kidnapped by The Mourning Rose, a pirate who sails between worlds. Determined to rescue her mother, Ellie enlists the help of her emotionally distant father and her ancient talking cat, Sphinx. Catapulted into a dark world, Ellie must sacrifice her own freedom to save her mother, bringing light to a powerful family secret.

Alice and Henri

Picture Book

Alice doesn’t like art, but when a painted rabbit leaps from a museum canvas, Alice has no choice but to follow the rabbit into the world and art of Henri Rouseau. Together, Alice and Henri chase the rabbit from the landscapes of France into Roussau’s rich jungles. Alice discovers art is more than paint on canvas and museums have hidden secrets, but how will Alice find her way home?