Welcome

Welcome to my website, everyone! It’s a new year, with new books, author visits, and chocolate to be eaten, so I’m pretty excited. First, though, here are some things you may not know about me:

  • I wage a yearly battle pulling dandelions and other weeds.

    Me & Mattie trying a bit of agility training.

    Me & Mattie trying a bit of agility training.

  • I eat chocolate after breakfast every morning, and make the best chocolate chip cookies anywhere.
  • I love dogs and trains.
  • My favorite cartoon is Word Girl.
  • I have just recently learned how to go from ice-skating forward to going backward without stopping!

Now for some news…

I have a brand new mystery out, Dog 4491, that’s available in both hardcover and softcover editions. I will be posting reviews to this site as they appear, but for now, check out this cool ad, appearing in the mid-January edition of Booklist.

Ad for my newest tween mystery, Dog 4491.

Ad for my newest tween mystery, Dog 4491.

I also hope, of course, that you will also read my YA thriller Cartwheel—A Sequel to Double Eagle, which appeared last year.  It’s a great page-turner, and I promise you’ll love it.

My newest thriller, Cartwheel—A Sequel to Double Eagle.

My latest YA thriller, Cartwheel—A Sequel to Double Eagle.

Second, I visit schools and conferences all over the country, giving talks and workshops to kids and educators. I have a map above my desk with pins in all the places I’ve spoken so far. So far, I’ve spoken in 45 states. Are you curious which ones I still have to visit? They are: Maine, Vermont, Rhode Island, Delaware, and West Virginia. Go figure, huh? Anyway, to invite me to a school or conference, simply shoot me an email or give me a call (see Contacts). Also cruise through my calendar to see if I’ll be in your area soon.

Enjoy, and keep those pages turning!