What I’ve Learned As a Newlywed

This past Friday I have had the honor and the privilege of celebrating my first anniversary as a married couple with my wonderful husband. My husband and I celebrated the day by having a super delicious breakfast feast and in the evening we went on a lovely dinner cruise admiring the city lights of New

Announcement – TpT Store Opening!

Hello readers of Hawk and Quill! Due to some recent advising, I have finally decided to open a store on Teachers Pay Teachers. Feel free to peruse my store for resources, lesson plans, templates, engaging activities and much more as I begin to expand my offerings! You can find the tab located on the top

Becoming an Author – Updates – Excerpt and Readership Request!

As you may know from my previous posts and Becoming an Author series, I have recently submitted my manuscript to Swoon Reads. You can update a bit on the exact post here. So Swoon Reads is currently having Read Month where your voice can help get YA authors like myself published through your comments, reads,

Becoming an Author – Updates – New (Possible) Publishing Opportunity

Well, I have taken the plunge! In my research of publishing avenues and agents, I came across this ingenious site of Swoon Reads where readers and writers form this community to eventually publish YA authors. It serves as almost a crowdsourcing for publishing. Writers submit their works and based on reader comments, ratings and views

Becoming an Author – Updates – The Rejection Letter(s)

It’s about that time, dear readers for an update on my author journey! I am here to say that I have finally received word back from two publishers and the verdict…rejection. When I opened up those e-mails, my heart literally skipped a beat and though it proved a little disappointing, I ultimately felt relieved that

Becoming an Author – UPDATES – Writing Groups & The Query Letter

As part of my series of Becoming an Author, I am here to say that I have finally taken two very important steps in the process. I have expanded my writing groups and submitted query letters! The past few months, I have been researching different publishing companies with the audience that I’m looking for, submission