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 […]
If you’ve haven’t read my novel Offside, you’ll never get a better opportunity. (And if you have read it, there’s a great opportunity for you, too.) Offside is part of an exciting bundle of Young Adult novels called The Light in the Dark YA Bundle. And the neat thing about really good YA is that […]
Play it safe or get out of your comfort zone? Here’s a two-part essay I wrote on the topic, drawing on my own experiences. Part 1 Part 2
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.