Welcome to Swirl and Spark!

This site is a compilation of my thoughts and dreams and everything in between. I love blogging about writing, books, and occasionally my kids. So whether you’re a reader, writer, educator, or daydreamer (like me!) grab an iced coffee or power smoothie…whatever fuels your creativity. Read a book or write one! That’s what I’ll be doing.  New Website Photo with Spin the Golden Light Bulb (2)

But first, why call my author site Swirl and Spark? Because it’s a phrase that sums up my best tip for writers:

Story ideas don’t magically appear for us on command. They need to swirl in our heads for a bit. So let them. They’ll spark soon enough, and when that one spark feels like fireworks, you’ll know it’s time to fire up your writer’s brain and get to work. Write the story only you can write. Because the rest of us are waiting to read it!


FTSS- with me     FTSS- Two Books pic

And in case you can’t tell, I’m pretty excited about the recent publication of my first middle grade books! It took me ten years of serious writing to reach this milestone, so if I share a lot of pictures of me holding my precious book babies, that’s why!

Thanks for stopping by my site. I’m so happy you did!

❤ Jackie