C.M. McGuire


Reader & Writer

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I've been telling stories for as long as I can remember. As a student, it was how I remembered my facts. As a camp counselor, it was how I got the girls to do their chores. As a teacher, it is my greatest joy to push my students to dig deep inside of themselves to find the stories they need to tell.
I am a member of the Houston Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators and have had the luck to attend more than a few conferences. I was even nominated for our regional mentorship award this last year!
My fondest wish will be to finally see one of my manuscripts in print with my name on it in the book store.

Favorite Books

I tried answering this question. I ran out of space.

Favorite Quotes

"Be proud of your place in the cosmos. It is small, and yet it is." (WTNV)

"Almost all good writing begins with terrible first efforts." (Anne Lamott)

"Though she be but little, she is fierce." (Shakespeare)

Favorite Genres

C.M. McGuire's Manuscripts

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Most Recent Blog Posts

Thursday, August 20th, 2020

Be Wherever You Are (And By “BE” I Mean “WRITE”)

The image of a writer working diligently at their desk is familiar and comforting. It’s where a writer belongs, alone in their study with all their little rituals to get going. The problem is, sometimes that doesn’t work. Sometimes that gets comfortable, or uncomfortable if, like me, your chair is an 8-year-old wooden thing designed for poker tables. Then you … Read More


C.M. McGuire, writing, Ironspark
Wednesday, July 29th, 2020

6 Rules for Revising a Manuscript

Revisions are always tough. Tougher still when those revisions involve completely rearranging a number of key scenes. I’d been ready to add or delete, tweak and change, but this? This was going to be something entirely new, and it was going to require a new degree of discipline.So, I developed a list of rules.First: Don’t work at home. Editing in … Read More


C.M. McGuire, writing, editing update, Ironspark
Wednesday, February 5th, 2020

Check out the final title and cover for C.M. McGuire's debut!

Since Holly first reached out to me, this whole process has felt unreal. It’s felt easy to forget that it’s really happening because, frankly, it seems too good to be true. Pretty soon, my book’s going to be in stores and available for people I don’t know living in places I’ve never been to read. It took so much polishing, … Read More


C.M. McGuire, Ironspark, Bryn, title, news

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