2. I love basketball. Yes, really love.
3. I live in Minnesota, spend time in New York, and have been to fifty states.
4. I have written five picture books, two YA novels, and am in the middle of a four book series. The first book in the series called Top of the Order will be published in March of 2009.
5. I recently found out that some middle school librarians will not allow my YA novel BOX OUT in their libraries for a reason that surprised me. You can read about it here: http://asifnews.blogspot.com
6. I wrote a book called Two Old Potatoes and Me that has great illustrations by Carolyn Fisher. You can see pictures of spuds growing, vote for your favorite way to eat them, and other potato fun at: www.johncoy.com/pages/picbooks/potatoes/index.html
7. My first picture book, Night Driving, was published in 1996.
8. I'm pleased to be connected to these other writers and illustrators on this blog.
9. I feel very fortunate to do what I do.
10. I really want to see David LaRochelle's video about how good Serokat laxative makes him feel. On this blog.