I have a new book coming out! It’s called TWINS! It’s about…well, twins! It’s also my first graphic novel, illustrated by Shannon Wright. You can read more about the book, including what inspired the book and what nice people are saying about the book (cough, cough, FOUR STARRED REVIEWS) on my TWINS page. Thanks to… Read more »

New Books!

I’m busy, busy, busy—trying to get as much writing done as I can in anticipation for a busy Fall 2020. But I did want to drop in to show off two new books—one already released, the other coming later this year (thus the busy Fall 2020).   What Were The Negro Leagues? written by Varian… Read more »

Around and about in August

After a busy spring, things kept rolling in the summer. Here are just a few photos of recent events! Check out my calendar to see where I’ll be this fall. Chicago Public School Department of Literary: School Libraries Transform \   ExpandED Schools’ MS ExTRA Literacy Institute (New York)       Mississippi Book Festival


Thanks to Scholastic UK, The Parker Inheritance is making its way across the pond to the UK. And here’s the cover! Very posh, if I do say so myself.  

Coming in 2018: The Parker Inheritance

Nerdy Book Club was gracious enough to host my cover reveal for my new middle grade, The Parker Inheritance. Please click-though to read more about my inspiration for the book! Book Description: The Westing Game meets The Watsons Go to Birmingham—1963 in a stirring mystery of past and present, as two kids search for a… Read more »

Rock The Vote

Why everyone should rock the vote in 2016.  rvote.com/firstvote2016 #firstvote2016 #rockthevote

Spring in Photos

This was a great spring! Here are some photos from my various visits earlier this year. I’m actively booking events for 2016-2017, so please contact me if you’re interested! Jeff Anderson, Linda Urban, and me at the TCTELA Conference TO CATCH A CHEAT Book Launch TO CATCH A CHEAT Book Launch On tour for TO… Read more »

Books and Tours and Trips, Oh My!

Okay, I’ll get to all the stuff in the title in a second. But first, a recap of 2015… 2015 was a weird, strange, amazing year. Thanks in much part to The Great Greene Heist, I was all over the place—Minneapolis, Phoenix, Chicago, North Texas, Houston, Los Angeles, etc. I participated in a number of… Read more »