Welcome to the website of a
writer, teacher, speaker and thinker. I teach because I can't help it, write
because I can't avoid it, and think because that's what people do--or should.
Here you'll find links and study guides for my books, writing tips and book
reviews for kids and teachers, fun stuff for Shakespeare fans, and Schoolapalooza!--a guide for
those who ever wondered how to schedule a school
visit. Come in and look
A lot has happened
since I last updated my website, about . . . let's see . . . 10 months
ago. I've been busy! and it's about to get busier, because
I just got Advance Readers Copies of my next middle-grade novel, Somebody on this Bus Is Going to Be Famous.
This thing is going to happen! In the next few months, I
should have more news, reviews, and book buzz--maybe even a chapter or
two. Come September, you can even buy a copy. Here's the Amazon link.
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ON THE ROAD: I just got back from the American Booksellers Association's
(ABA) first-ever Children's Institute, a awesome assemblage of
independent booksellers with a special love for kids' books. You
have to LOVE books to be an independent bookseller these days, and it
was a pleasure to be part of this upbeat, bibliophilic crowd.
Next month, I'll be in New Orleans, browsing booths at the
International Reading Association (IRA) conference in New Orleans--and
oh yes, signing books at 2:00 in the Sourcebooks booth. If you
happen to be in the neighborhood, drop in!
also be working on a website update: new colors, new design, new
information (as well as the good old information) going up sometime
this summer. Check it out!
Over at Redeemed Reader, we're celebrating William Shakespeare's 450th birthday! Why? Here's why.
I'm also posting on the WORLD magazine
website. I just didn't have enough to do . . .