How do I set up story revelations?

Never say anything bad about a man until you’ve walked a mile in his shoes. By then, he’s a mile away, you’ve got his shoes, and you can say whatever you want. Like a joke (even that one), a story doesn’t work properly without set-ups. What are set-ups? Just the crucial planting of key information in …
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Spooky stuff coming in October!

Looking for something spooky to get you in that Halloweeny mood? Appropriately enough, my third Monstertown Mystery, INVASION OF THE SCORP-LIONS, will be coming out on the eerie day itself.

Here’s an advance peek at the cover. In this tale, strange sounds and smells arise through the heating vents, and kids at school begin Continue reading

The monsters are coming!

For an author, having a new book come out is almost like having a baby. (But without all the crying and messy stuff. Usually.) I’m pleased to say I’ve got a new book being published right after the Fourth of July, and I couldn’t be prouder than a new papa.

The newest addition is a humorous horror story called The Curse of the Were-hyena, and it’s the first book in my new Monstertown Mysteries series.  Continue reading

International School Visit

I just returned from a terrific school visit in Bangalore, India, at Stonehill International School. The two librarians, Lamiya Bharmal and Antonella Giovanetti, did a bang-up job preparing their students, which included kids from India, the U.S., Asia, and many countries around the world. The students even had …
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