For my middle grade writing, I use the pen-name Elizabeth Starborn. This helps keep my writing for kids and my writing for adults separate. Also, Starborn is a more kid-friendly name, when you think about it.
I have a website under that name, with a blog called The Starborn Revue. I invite you to read more below, and check it out!
In theatre, a revue is a stage performance that features a variety of dramatic expressions – song, dance, comedy, serious drama. In the same way, the Starborn Revue features a variety of expressions and explorations, centered around the arts and middle grade books, but expanding outward as well.
When I first started the site, I focused solely on theatre and music. I’ve expanded since then, but the arts still play a prominent part. My main purpose is to help people – whether young or older – learn to celebrate who they are, find joy in something special they love to do, and to shine like the stars they are.
This blogging year – September 2018 to June 2019 – I will be exploring the many ways kids can shine, whether in the arts or in other ways. I’ll be sharing books I’ve read, I’ll be shining the spotlight on special kids and exciting opportunities for kids, I’ll be doing some interviews, and each month there will be an installment of a story I’m writing as a serial set in the Starborn Revue Theatre called The Show MUST Go On. I’m looking forward to this blogging year!
I hope that the Starborn Revue blog and my Elizabeth Starborn website, as well as my books (eventually), will help provide a springboard for kids to let their creativity shine, and to become “star-borne” as they discover just what shines inside each one of them.