The Mystery of Dogwood Cross

A secluded island is the perfect place for a summer vacation...and the perfect place to keep things hidden.

Journal entry #5

Fiction? Nonfiction?

Jan 13, 2015 · 4 Comments

Another question I'm asked often is, "Is _The Mystery of Dogwood Cross_ fiction or nonfiction?" A: The story and characters (except mentions of historical figures like Blackbeard) are totally made up. The island is also fictional, but based heavily on the sea islands that stretch from Charleston, SC, all the ... Read More

Journal entry #4

Will you read my book/poem/picture book?

Jan 13, 2015 · 8 Comments

I get asked this quite often, and the answer is yes!!! I'd love to read your Storybird project! The only problem is that if you have a student account--that is, an account set up by your school or teacher, then no one with regular free or paid accounts can see ... Read More

Journal entry #3

Favorite Stories (Talk to Me!)

Sep 16, 2014 · 48 Comments

Hey! Since this story is heading towards its final chapters, I'm looking to what's next. And it made me curious: I wanted to hear from you all about what your favorite stories are! The stories I love are varied and my interests are wide. I love nonfiction and fiction both. ... Read More

Journal entry #2

Questions Answered

Jul 3, 2014 · 10 Comments

In the note for Chapter 11, I offered to answer questions. The first two are answered here! Q from @sarahnichole: "I think the question everyone's most interested in - besides the mystery - is what the main girl's name is. Are you going to introduce her soon, or are you ... Read More

Journal entry #1

The World of Dogwood Cross

Jun 10, 2014 · 23 Comments

The summer I was going into fourth grade, my family moved from midlands South Carolina to Hilton Head Island on the southern coast. Aside from the culture shock (everyone was RICH in my eyes, even US, because the professionally designed house we rented in a gated "plantation" had white carpet ... Read More