Here are excerpts from some early reviews of Out of Eden:
A family vacation goes asunder amid notes of Deliverance, religious delusions and frighteningly plausible violence….It’s the inexplicability of cruelty that makes this horrifying page-turner so effective. A compelling portrayal of inevitable, realistic violence and evil personified. —Kirkus Reviews
As for Out of Eden, I [...]
Had a great visit to St. Michael’s elementary school in Fall River, MA. The 7th and 8th graders read Houdini, while the 5th and 6th graders had some great questions about writing. In fact, the questions the kids prepared for both sessions were some of the best I’ve ever had. Kudos to their teachers. In short, [...]
My new young adult thriller, Out of Eden, is now available in hardcover, paperback, or for your Nook or Kindle. Click on the cover, which will take you to amazon.com. This book is for kids 14 and above, though it’s also considered a “crossover” novel for adults.
Out of Eden details a strained father-son relationship, but it’s [...]
Had a great time last Thursday at Tiverton Middle School, where 600 kids read HOUDINI. It was the most organized event I’ve participated in, and the kids asked great questions.
I want to remind everyone that HOUDINI will be out in paperback this summer, along with my new middle-grade novel, THE LIFE AND TIMES OF [...]
Keynote Address for RI Center for the Book: The Problems and Joys of Being a Writer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qB2IlnKn55U&feature=youtu.be
HOUDINI has been selected as a 2013 Children’s Book Committee/Bank Street College of Education Best Children’s Book of the Year, as well as nominated for the 2013-2014 Pennsylvania Young Reader’s Choice Award!
Again, let’s hear it for the narrator and his friends.
The Amazing Adventures of John Smith Jr., aka Houdiniwas chosenby Kirkus Reviewsas one of “The Best Children’s Books of 2012.” Congratulations to John, aka Houdini, and to his buddies Lucky and Jorge.
The Amazing Adventures of John Smith Jr. aka Houdini was chosen by RI Center for the Book as the publication that will be distributed by the Library of Congress in the Pavilion of the States at the National Book Festival in Washington, D.C. on September 22. Last year it was estimated that the crowd at [...]
From my many school visits over the last five years, I’ve come to appreciate teachers and librarians. They are the ones who are expected to find the best books for kids, and that chore is often difficult. First of all, year by year, teachers and librarians are burdened with more and more administrative duties, expected [...]
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