I'm not the only award-winning writer in the family. My cousin, Clay Carmichael, is an award-winning author in her own right. Her latest book, and first young adult novel, Wild Things, is getting great reviews (including a starred one from Kirkus!) and just won the 2009 North Carolina Juvenile Literature Award from the American Association of University Women. It's also in the running for the 2010 ALA Best Books for Young Adults. Pick up a copy today!


I'll leave the fiction-writing to Clay. I've staked my claim in the non-fiction category:

Great Things Will Happen Today (anthology), a political essay of mine is included

Be A Better Writer: Power Tools for Young Writers (co-authored with Steve), winner of the 2007 Independent Publishers Association Gold Medal for Young Adult Non-Fiction

Be A Writer: Your Guide to the Writing Life (co-authored with Steve)

The Real Life Guide to Life After College

The Real Life Guide to Starting Your Career