I have always had a heart for teens. After years of working with middle and high schoolers in a variety of settings, and being a young adult author, I really felt called to use Skaowl Press in a way that serves young people.
I’ve always been a writer. When I was young I was asked what I wanted to be when I grew up and my answer and focus has always been: a writer. As a young woman, I had a hard time finding resources that supported me on my journey that were outside of school. Today, there are numerous options online that give people of all ages a platform to write and publish, but there aren’t very many resources to help young writers protect their work, increase their skills or get professional feedback. I hope to change that.
First, I do this by giving back to non-profit organizations that contribute to teens and their artistic self expression. These non-profits include:
Teen Writer Mentoring
Second, I do this by working with and mentoring teen writers. My group of teen writers are hand picked by me personally to participate in my program which includes a private Facebook group, group coaching calls and one-on-one mentoring. If you are a teen (age 12-17) and are interested in learning more, apply here.
Kris Jordan was one of the most influential people on my journey to publishing my first book. She not only was honest with me, but she helped me improve my writing from my first book to my second, and every time I reached out for her help, she was happy to do whatever she could for me to achieve my goal. There is not a single word to describe how incredibly thankful I am to have had the chance to work with such a kind and hard-working person like her.