In My Country

In My Country

I previewed the Movie In My Country last night with Tom. I'll be showing it in class on Tuesday. I am now carrying the story around like guilt--like the pain of awareness.It's well-done. It's powerful. It's based on the book (which I'm embarrassed that I haven't read...

April 10? What? And St. Peter 8th Grade

April 10? What? And St. Peter 8th Grade

Had a terrific visit last week with the St. Peter 8th grade English classes. The students were wonderful listeners and had great questions. They had all read Chasing AllieCat, so it was much, much fun to get to talk with them! Thanks, Ms. Hughes!Time is flying...

Spring? Biking

Spring? Biking

So...Bicycling Magazine is hosting a contest: submit 100 words about your favorite ride  (I take that quite loosely) and a photo. I submitted a couple weeks ago, and TODAY (two days before contest ends), I read that I can submit ONE entry EACH day! Holy...

Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University News

Big News at Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University--what a time to be going to South Africa!For the first time, a degree will be offered in Human Settlement Development at Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University.Big News at Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University: Human...

The rewards of teaching…yes, they are there

Sometimes...sometimes I get frustrated because I never, ever have enough time to write. School takes so many hours a week between grading papers and preparing for class that writing gets squeezed into flat spaces that never materialize. Spring break was a gift. I got...

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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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