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GOING INTERNATIONAL

Posted by on Jun 28, 2016 in Blog, News | 0 comments

A year or two ago, my friend Lurlene McDaniel had a suggestion: join the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, “The international professional organization for writers and illustrators of children’s literature.” Well, it took more time than necessary, but I finally did it. And I’m thrilled! What am I thrilled...

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REVIEW OF I’M 12 YEARS OLD AND I SAVED THE WORLD

Posted by on Oct 23, 2015 in News | 0 comments

Quite a few moons ago, a book-loving lady graciously reviewed I’m 12 Years Old And I Saved The World on her blog, Read by Me. While the book felt a little young for her (she’s more into young-adult fiction), she had some kind things to say. So in an effort to toot my own horn and thank Anna for the review, I point you in the review’s...

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OLD STORIES, NEW LIFE

Posted by on Oct 23, 2015 in News | 0 comments

In 2013, I wrote a few short stories. Really short stories. But they are decent stories, and the folks at Sir Brody liked them well enough to republish them with the Sir Brody Books seal of approval. If you’re into baseball, street vendors, escalators, execution, church, or bugs, you’ll likely find something you like in The First Six: A...

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HANDLING HARD TOPICS IN KIDS’ BOOKS

Posted by on Aug 15, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

When I first had the idea to write I’m 12 Years Old And I Saved The World, I knew the basic premise of the story and the reason I wanted to write the book. Premise: The main character’s world is collapsing around him, and he feels responsible for fixing it. That world collapsing involves his dad losing his job and his parents’ marriage...

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REVIEW FROM DOWN UNDER

Posted by on Aug 11, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

So I decided to Google myself the other day. If you’ve not done it, it is a superb exercise in narcissism. Of course, it’s not just the ego-driven person who does it. It should be done by anyone who will one day want a job. Your future employer is going to do it, so you may as well beat them to the punch. The real reason I Googled myself was to...

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