C.K. Volnek, Barbara Ehrentreu


C.K., also known as Charlie, wrote Ghost Dog of Roanoke Island due to be released September 2011 and The Secret of the Stones to be released late 2011 both from MuseItUp Publishing.

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Hi, I am very happy to be a contributor to Teen Word Factory. I now live in Stamford, CT, with my husband and two grown daughters, but I spent most of my life in New York State. I am a retired teacher and now tutor children who have learning difficulties. Since I was a little girl I have loved reading and writing. A few years ago I received my Masters in Reading and Writing K-12 and became a certified Reading teacher. Almost eight years ago I wanted to attend a workshop with Paula Danziger as the leader so I wrote three chapters of a YA story that just popped into my head. When Paula took an interest in working with my story I was thrilled and decided it had merit. So in the next two years I worked on finishing it. Sending it to two critique groups and several different readers I polished it and submitted it to several large publishers. When I had received my seventh rejection I put it away. Then at a Muse Online Conference last year I posted my first page and Margot Finke told me it was good. That was when Lea Schizas saw it too. This year when I attended the same Muse Online Conference I pitched it to Lea and now my YA novel, If I Could Be Like Jennifer Taylor is going to be published in September by MuseItUp Publishing. Being a part of MuseItUp Publishing has brought me another online family and I am thrilled to be one of the increasingly large members of this warm and encouraging group.