In Dragonfly: A Childhood Memoir the author relates his troubled, if not traumatic, upbringing in south Texas at the hands of a cruel stepfather. Written in terse, if not cryptic, chapters, this is a book for the young adult reader who wishes to explore the author's—and his or her own—childhood experiences. Ask your local bookstore to order a copy, or click HERE to order online.
In this piece of historical fiction, the author creates a family living in Boston during the waning days of World War One. The setup hinges around young Andrew writing to his brother Frank who is fighting in the trenches of Europe. In his letters, Andrew tries to keep his brother abreast of local war relief efforts, the raging flu epidemic, and, of couse, left-hander Babe Ruth pitching for the Red Sox. Ask your local bookstore to order a copy, or clickHERE to order online.
Winner of both an SCBWI Spark Award and a Literary Classics "Best Books" Lumin Award for nonfiction, The Men Who Made the Yankees tells the often overlooked history of the New York Yankees from their arrival in upper Manhattan as the Hilltop Highlanders in 1903 to their first World Series title in 1923. Available in hardcover, paperback, and ebook. Ask your local bookstore to order a copy, or click HERE to order online.
Billy-Boy's just moved from a ranch in rural Texas to the Florida beaches and he's got to navigate a new location, a new set of friends, and this thing called surfing. And he does, but not without the predictable ups and downs of pre-teen life. It's a coming-of-age story reflective of my own story growing up in Florida. Ask your local bookstore to order a copy, or click HERE to order online.
A tongue-in-cheek look behind the scenes of a children's book author. Strange places. Bizarre circumstances. Intriguing people. Inexplicable coincidences. It's all here making this slim volume a quick and entertaining read for the young—and not so young—adult reader. Available only as a Kindle e-book. Click HERE to order online.
Winner of several independent publishing awards, Dog Eared tells two stories: first, my year-long journey navigating the self-publishing world, and, second, reflections on my life as a published author. Holly Brady, Director of the Stanford Publishing Course, calls it "A quirky, informative, and highly absorbing journey into the world of self-publshing, as told by a master storyteller." Ask your local bookstore to order a copy, or click HERE to order online.
An American Book Festival's "Best Book" Award finalist and a Reader Views' Bronze Award Winner, Circles, Lines, and Squiggles: Astrology for the Curious-Minded is my deep dive into the mysterious world of astrology. Using my natal chart as a reference point, I try to solve the riddle of why an astrologer told me that I had all of the writer's destiny marks except one—contact with publishers. Ask your local bookstore to order a copy, or click HERE to order online.
From Lectern to Laboratory addresses how antebellum colleges in the northeast struggled to include science and technology into their liberal arts curricula. Included in this sweeping history are the origins of the lyceum movement, the importance of West Point's engineering program, the rise of polytechnic schools, the internal struggles at Harvard and Yale, and the creation of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Ask your local bookstore to order a copy, or click HERE to order online.