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That's me sitting in a piazza in Lucca, Italy.

New edition of

Imitate the Tiger 

featuring Preface to Second Edition and larger size in paperback now available! 




It's always hard for me to talk about myself, but here goes: Welcome to my website. Those who know me well know that I've resisted creating a website for years. I'm no lover of technology, but I must admit I've enjoyed creating the images and information that I'm sharing with you now.


I write books for young adults and children. I've taught English at a school for at-risk teens. And I travel around the world doing talks to educators, parents, and students about writing and working with young people.


If you click on BOOKS, you can learn about the novels, biographies and children's books I've written. Click on BIO and you can learn more about me. NEWS AND EVENTS will give you a glimpse at what's been happening and what I'll be doing in the immediate future. PRESENTATIONS will let you know what I talk about with different groups. And in my BLOG I share with you a variety of information, from works in progress, to ideas about writing, and occassionally some trivial thoughts about sports, movies, and current events. And if you want to get in touch with me, it's pretty simple: just click on CONTACT  and leave me a message.


I hope you enjoy the photos, information, ideas, and videos. I look forward to hearing from you.  


  My thanks to Bobbie Combs, David Hamill, Alison Green Myers, wife, Val,

for helping me create this website.

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