My Books

Wired Man and Other Freaks of Nature

“It’s a keenly observed, emotionally deep examination of wounded, insecure teens trying to find their way.” -Publisher’s Weekly

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realistic fiction

Carolrhoda Lab/Lerner Books September 2016

Ben Wireman is partially deaf and completely insecure. The only two things that make him feel normal are being a soccer goalie and hanging out with his best friend, Tyler.

Tyler Nuson is the golden boy, worshiped by girls and guys alike. But Tyler’s golden facade is cracking, and the dark secrets hidden behind it are oozing to the surface. Ben has no idea what to do when Tyler’s memories of their past start poisoning everything, including their friendship.

Enter Ilona Pierce. With tattoos, blue hair, and almost no friends, she’s exactly the kind of weirdo Ben has tried to avoid his entire life. But without Tyler, Ben isn’t sure who he is anymore, and maybe, just maybe, hanging out with a freak is what he needs.

Wired Man and Other Freaks of Nature is a captivating and compelling story about the shifting dynamics between two best friends during their senior year in high school, as their loyalty to each other is tested by betrayal, secrets, girls, and the complex art of growing up.

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The Other Way Around

realistic fiction

“Often frank, other times startling, always filled with the familiar wanderlust most every teen experiences, this book has wheels.” -ALA Booklist Starred Review

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Andrew West goes to an all-girls school and he still can’t get a date. If that’s not bad enough, his Mom is the headmaster. Everyone seems to have the wrong idea about Andrew. His teachers think he’s a good student who doesn’t apply himself -he really is trying. The kids at his old school thought he was a goth. His cousin Barry thinks he’s gay.

When his Thanksgiving break goes tragically awry he decides to run away. He catches a ride with a strange group of older teenagers. The Freegans are street performers and dumpster divers. As Andrew travels the country with his new friends he leaves behind the expectations of others and discovers what he expects of himself.

Carolrhoda Lab/Lerner Books 

 Indiebound

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Other Super Sekrit Projects are in various states of writing and rewriting and include but are not limited to the following:

  • People who live in landfills
  • Doomsday Preppers
  • Soccer Players
  • Greenhouses
  • Bombs
  • Vegetarian jerky

Agent: My work is represented by the amazing Lauren MacLeod of The Strothman Agency in Boston.

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