Tag Archives: Young Adult

New novel, Offensive Foul, available now!

  Did you love Offside? Rabbit Labelle returns (and so does Anna) in Offensive Foul, the sequel to that much beloved book. While Rabbit battles to secure his place on the basketball team, he finds himself thrust into the middle of racial conflict, family discord, and the bewildering mysteries of a first girlfriend. The impact of his choices […]

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A wonderful day at Lynn English High School

Oh… my… God. What a response at Lynn English High! The school adopted my novel Offside for its summer reading and on Friday, September 30, I spoke at two assemblies (one for Freshmen/Sophomores, the other for Juniors/Seniors). Those kids loved the novel and they loved me coming there to speak to them. It took my breath away. The applause […]

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Upcoming publications

Here’s an update of what’s on the way the next few months. My next Young Adult Historical/Sports novel is scheduled for an October 15 release date. If you likedCracking the Ice, you’ll love this new title. It’s set in 1967, the year before Cracking the Ice, and includes a minor role for that novel’s hero, Jessie Stackhouse. This […]

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Cracking the Ice now available in electronic formats

Pentucket Publishing has released my novel Cracking the Ice, which was released in hardcover by WestSide Books two years ago. In 1968, at the height of the Civil Rights struggle, Jessie Stackhouse leaves home to break the color line at an elite, all-white prep school. He arrives filled with dreams of winning championships and eventually playing in […]

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Congrats to Scott Carter

Congratulations to my friend Scott William Carter for winning the Oregon Book Award.  His terrific Young Adult novel, The Last Great Getaway of the Water Balloon Boys, won the Leslie Bradshaw Award for Young Adult Literature.  Check out Scott’s work, both his novels and short stories. He’s an excellent writer.

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