With great delight, I'd like to introduce you to a couple of fabulous writers who will be joining the Thinking to Inking team: Karen & Mitchell Clayton! This dynamic mother/son writing duo is here to give us some tips from the inside of the teen world (Mitchell) and what it's like to write with a partner. So, to get to know them a little better, here is a note from the wonderful Karen Clayton:
I am a stay-at-home-mom of three very active boys. When I am not scraping cereal off the walls, planning classroom parties, or taxiing kids around town, I enjoy hiking, Tae Kwon Do, scrapbooking, quilting, and of course writing. I have a BA in Anthropology from Baylor University and have either taught or subbed for grades K through 12, thus I am familiar with kids of all ages.
Mitchell is a typical teenage boy. He enjoys Tae Kwon Do, football, hiking, windsurfing, sailing, SUPing, shooting, longboarding, Theatre, and Choir. Although he prefers sports over the arts, he has won awards for both Theatre and Choir. He has even been invited to sing at Carnegie Hall. When he isn’t out being a boy, he likes to apply his expertise into his writing to help bring his characters to life.
As a family, we enjoy taking trips to National Parks and then writing about them. Working together is both fun and challenging, but always interesting! That’s our story. What’s yours?