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(Say it like this: “Oh-see-yo!”)

 
 Photo by Kelly Downs Photography

Photo by Kelly Downs Photography

 

Now you know how to say “Hello” in Cherokee!

 

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Welcome to my website.

You’ll find information about me, and my writing for young people. I enjoy crafting contemporary realistic fiction and compelling nonfiction about people and events not usually found in classroom texts.

I encourage you to explore the site. Find out four fun facts about me, sign up for my mailing list (only occasional posts, I promise!) and follow me on social media for events, pictures and occasional musings about life and writing.

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(“Sorell” is pronounced So-RELL.)


  Illinois River Seasonal View from Sparrow Hawk Mountain , Photos by Will Chavez

Illinois River Seasonal View from Sparrow Hawk Mountain, Photos by Will Chavez