Have my books made you curious about world travel, writing, coding, or mental health? This is a good place to learn more. Check out a compilation of my favorite resources below.
SEE THE WORLD
Are you like Anna in Time Between Us, eager to put a bunch of pins in that map on your wall, but maybe lacking the resources to go anywhere? If you don’t have a time traveling, teleporting friend, here are some ways to escape the world you know and see the rest of it:
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Did you click with Allie? If CLICK’D left you wanting to learn more about coding, here are a few organizations exclusively for kids and teens to help you get started:
LEARN MORE ABOUT MENTAL HEALTH
Did you connect with Sam and her fight to take control of her mental health in Every Last Word? Researching OCD, anxiety, and depression, was as heartbreaking as it was eye-opening. Here are just a few of the sites that helped me (and continue to help me) understand these conditions, and more importantly, how to help the people I love who live with them every day:
If you’re thinking about suicide, are worried about a friend or loved one, or would like emotional support, the Lifeline network is available 24/7 across the United States. 1-800-273-8255. https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org
DO SOMETHING GOOD
Want to make your school a kinder, better place? Many of the Games for Good apps in CLICK’D were inspired by real teens who are setting a great example for others to follow:
Did Sam’s newfound love for writing and poetry in Every Last Word make you want to write something of your own? If so, here’s where you start: Write something. Anything. Something to share. Something that’s just for you. It doesn’t matter. But I get it… if you need some help getting started or want to connect with other writers and poets, so here are a few organizations I love:
WRITING CLASSES & RESOURCES FOR TEENS:
WHERE TO SHARE YOUR WORK:
BOOKS ON WRITING:
These are resources and organizations I know well enough to personally recommend, but there are many others. If there is a resource you want me to research and consider sharing here, drop me a line here.