Chester Nez

Chester Nez died yesterday. He was the last of the original Navajo Marine Code Talkers. His story is thrilling and touching and inspiring. I would encourage every human with a soul to read his CODE TALKERS. I will never forget this because I finished his book...

Mapleton Public Library Storytime

This was quite a good summer day. This morning, Freya and I went to the Mapleton Public Library, where I always love to do storytime. This morning we read about dogs and baby duck and monsters under the bed! Freya, as always, was a big hit with the kids. They all got...

Newbery: The Wheel on the School

THE WHEEL ON THE SCHOOL by Meindert DeJong is a treat of old-fashioned values, hope, determination, teamwork, and redemption. This book won the Newbery in 1955, and it's been on my reading list since I was old enough to realize there was a list of winners begun the...

Screenplay

I am having a blast with this screenplay. The only other screenplay I've written was back in grad school in screen-writing class. Taking my novel and adapting it to a script is really fun. I had no idea I would enjoy it so much. It's so easy to apply the seat of the...

Newbery Books: When You Reach Me

When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead is like reading a puzzle. All the pieces fit together at the end. It's a delightful and emotional journey, and certainly addresses friendship and family and how none of us should be quick to judge another human being. In its...

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My novel Slider’s Son has been published by North Star Press! Get it here.

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Steph Borklund has completed the short film based on my novel Chasing AllieCat! It’s being submitted to film festivals and contests. Stay tuned for news!

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