Wednesday, October 20, 2010

BORN TO FLY picked as book of the week by the Middle Grade Ninja

Thanks to the Middle Grade Ninja, Robert Kent for picking BORN TO FLY as his Book of the Week. He interviewed me and had a lot of nice things to say about Born to Fly in his review.

Robert runs a great site focused on middle grade books, with lots of interviews and reviews and great writing tips as well.

The thing I like about Robert's reviews is that he always digs up good examples from the books to reinforce his points. He'll highlight a line of dialogue or a piece of action and then explain why he thinks it works. He really does his homework. Check it out.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Check out my friend Greg Neri’s new book YUMMY

My good friend Greg Neri has written a powerful new book called YUMMY.

It's based on a true life tragic story which Greg had originally wanted to turn into a film but instead it wound up being his first graphic novel. Greg and I met years ago when we both worked for a Hollywood movie trailer company. He is the author of CHESS RUMBLE and SURF MULES and his new book has been gathering a number of starred reviews which is no surprise since it's a very strong piece of writing paired with dynamic artwork from Randy Duburke.

Greg normally resides in Florida but is spending the next year in Germany and I believe he said on his homepage that he would do a free skype visit to any schools who read Yummy in class.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

BORN TO FLY paperback arrives March 8, 2011

Recently got the word, BORN TO FLY is coming out in paperback March 8, 2011!

Monday, April 26, 2010

Born to Fly radio interview on Writers Talk show

This Friday, April 30 I will be doing a school visit at Tussing Elementary in Columbus, Ohio.

I will also do an interview with the Writers Talk radio show.

The radio shows are scheduled to air Monday May 10 (7pm on WCRS) and Wednesday May 12 (8pm on
WCBE. The broadcast info is here:

Thursday, January 14, 2010

BORN TO FLY one of the 12 Best Middle Grade Fiction Books of 2009

BORN TO FLY was picked by Semicolon as one of the 12 best middle grade fiction books of 2009!