My Books

Novels

The Winter of the Robots 

There’s something lurking in the junkyard in Jim Knox’s neighborhood, and it’s up to him and his friends (and science-fair rivals) to put their robot-building skills together in order to defeat it.  More…

The Tanglewood Terror

When a giant glowing fungus encroaches upon thirteen-year-old Eric’s small town, he, his little brother Brian, and a runaway girl try to stop it–and figure out what happened to the Puritan town that had mysteriously disappeared from the same spot. More…

Mamba Point

After moving with his family to Liberia in 1982, twelve-year-old Linus discovers that he has a mystical connection with the black mamba, one of the deadliest snakes in Africa, which he is told will give him some of the snake’s characteristics. More…

Mudville

For twenty-two years, since a fateful baseball game against their rival town, it has rained in Moundville, so when the rain finally stops, twelve-year-old Roy, his friends, and foster brother Sturgis dare to face the curse and form a team. More…

 Chapter Books

The Topps League

The Topps League series follows Chad, the batboy for the single-A Pine City Porcupines. Chad wants to the Porcupines to prevail, and dips into his massive (some say, magical) baseball card collection to help the players. More…

Anthologies

Dear Bully: 70 Authors Tell Their Stories

My essay “Bully on the Ledge” is included in this anthology of authors talking about their experiences with bullies and bullying. More…