Wednesday, September 27, 2006

"got a wife and kids in baltimore"

Thanks to the good folks at Baltimore County Public Library, in particular the big Fish, Jim for hosting me this week.

Saturday, September 23, 2006

Wages of Sin

Things Change is featued in new article "Inexcusable: Rape and Dating Violence in Teen Fiction" by Tom Reynolds on the Novelist database. .

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

The Hitter

Core Collection: Sports Books for Reluctant Teen Readers. Article in September 1, 2006 issue of Booklist.

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Youngstown (and other Ohio Cities)


Things Change has been nominated for the Teen Buckeye Book Award. The Teen Buckeye Book Award program is designed to encourage students in Ohio to read literature critically, to promote teacher and librarian involvement in young adult literature programs, and to commend authors of such literature. The Teen Buckeye Book Award catagory was added to the existing Buckeye Children's Book Award in 2003.

Saturday, September 16, 2006

Red-Headed Woman (at least in this picture)

The shoterst, and in someway most satisfying review, of Nailed from the rebel librarian.

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Man at the Top (well, top five)

Nailed is listed by Mother Reader as one of the top five YA books of the year, along with

Sunday, September 10, 2006

All the Heaven Will Allow


From my myspace page: I'd just like to comment you. I didnt know you existed until about a year ago. When I read this book. I could not put it down. And Ive read it like 5 times..I can relate to it so I would like to thank you for writing such an awesome book. Im tryin to read more. Im not big into reading. I have to realllllly get into a book from the begining to finish it. but yours made me do that.

Thursday, September 07, 2006

No Surrender

GLSEN (Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network) is sponsoring Ally Week Oct 15 - 21 to prevent bullying and harassment. A national youth-led effort empowering students to be allies against anti-LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) bullying, harassment and name-calling in K-12 schools.

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

I'm a Rocker

Ok, not a rocker, but I've got my own mp3 thanks to the Library Loft @
Public Library of Charlotte & Mecklenburg County. Also check out their cool my space page.

Saturday, September 02, 2006

The Price You Pay




Not too late to sign up for the NCTE 2006 ALAN Workshop which will be held Monday – Tuesday, November 21 - 22 in Nashville, TN. The theme is ”Young Adult Literature: Key to Open Minds." I'll be speaking on a panel with Nancy Garden and Julie Anne Peters, hosted by C.J. Bott. We're the first author panel on Monday morning. The topic is "DON'T LOOK AND IT WILL GO AWAY: YA BOOKS, A KEY TO UNCOVERING THE INVISIBLE PROBLEM OF BULLYING."