The (sad) tale behind writing Paintball Island

The (sad) tale behind writing Paintball Island

Twelve-year-old Max and his younger sister Marie love having an unspoiled island all to themselves. So when they learn it’s being turned into a paintball park, they’re torn between enjoying their schoolmates’ envy, and worrying about the game...
A former reluctant reader tells how he got turned around

A former reluctant reader tells how he got turned around

[An interview excerpted from my book, Jump-Starting Boys]  I read some as a boy, mostly the Hardy Boys novels. But as I got a wee bit older, I wasn’t interested in reading anymore. I was more into running outside and playing. My sister embraced reading, but I was...
“Boy” vs. “girl” books

“Boy” vs. “girl” books

How ironic that only days after I write a blog about having written only one girl book (Breathless) out of my 17 books, I find a message on Facebook from a guy who says Breathless was his favorite book in high school. So much for trying to label books “boy-friendly”...