Newbery Books: When You Reach Me

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...

Chasing AllieCat. A screenplay. Holy smoke.

So I am really doing it. I am writing a screenplay of Chasing AllieCat. Steph Borklund, who is a film director and teaches filmmaking in Missouri, wants to make a movie of my novel. I know, it could fall through. Lots can go wrong, and it might not happen; I might not...

Random images of early summer….

Random images of early summer….

I was on my bike Saturday morning and stopped to snap this shot.  The blossoms have created their own snowdrifts. The winter was so long and cold this year that I can hardly believe we really have such weather and THIS kind of snowdrift. Finally.   This...

Gearing up and gearing down!

Gearing up and gearing down!

The semester is winding down. Actually, I gave my last final today and returned research papers. I still have to grade two final exams and some last short papers/reviews, and then I'll be done. Then: Sabbatical! I won't be teaching until January. Wow. That means...

The controversy continues

 SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL and Culturally Diverse Books I don't think I've transgressed any of Debbie Reese's cardinal sins in Slider's Son. But it's out to be read by a friend who is 1/4 native and has great sensibility about the issue. It's ALSO with the Historian and...

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

Stay tuned for events near you!

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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