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This is where I put my musings that don’t make it into my paper journal. I try to write about things that might interest other writers and readers, including reviews of MG books I’ve been reading.

Chase Gets a Mulligan

It’s not often you get a “do over” or mulligan in life, but that’s exactly what happens to Chase Ambrose in Gordon Korman’s novel Restart (2017, Scholastic Press). The first scene opens with Chase...

I Made a Video…

I made a video. In a newsletter this past summer I talked about the need to get my book into the hands of young (and young-at-heart) readers. One critical way of doing that is school visits. That...

Starfish: Take Up the Space You Deserve

“Starfish” is a novel in verse about a young girl, Ellie, who is bullied about her weight. The story, by Lisa Fipps, shows Ellie’s journey as she learns both that she deserves to be treated with...

Max and the Midknights

Max and the Midknights

It’s been a while since I’ve reviewed a funny, goofy book and so this week I went on a quest to find one worth sharing. My hunt took me many places, but Max and the Midknights, by Lincoln Peirce,...

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