Sardines – Coming to you October, 2022!
“You will fall in love with these characters and root for them each step of the way.”—Ann Braden, author of The Benefits of Being an Octopus
“At once tender and funny, honest and smart.”—Megan Frazer Blakemore, award-winning author of The Water Castle
Nothing’s been the same since Lucas’s older brother died. After the accident, Lucas’s mom disappeared without any warning, and his dad is struggling to cope. Lucas is pretty much alone—except for the other kids he meets at his middle school’s aftercare program.
There’s Cat, the star athlete; Robbie, the goofball; Anna, the popular girl; and Finn, the mysterious new kid. Between games of Sardines, a reverse hide-and-seek, the kids realize that each group member has a secret wish. If they work together, the group might be able to help make each person’s dream come true. But for that to happen, Lucas will have to find the strength to trust his new friends with his family’s secrets.
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
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
“Often frank, other times startling, always filled with the familiar wanderlust most every teen experiences, this book has wheels.” -ALA Booklist Starred Review
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
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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
- Vegetarian jerky
Agent: My work is represented by the amazing Lauren MacLeod of The Strothman Agency in Boston.