Ten writers for children. All with something to say.


Come on, Spuds

 Carmen and I had a wonderful Spud reunion this weekend in Portland at Wordstock, an impressive gathering of writers and readers. Afterwards, we want to Andina, a beautiful Peruvian restaurant in the Pearl District for a delicious meal and wide-ranging conversation. Thank you Carmen and Jeremy for such a lovely evening and making me feel so at home in your splendid city.

Two new books are out and I'm pleased to share covers with you. Game Changer is the true story of John McLendon and the Secret Game in 1944 and Randy Duburke, an illustrator I've wanted to work with for years, did an amazing job with the art.

The Extreme Sports book that some of you have heard about is also out and I'm thrilled with the design work done by Headcase Design. Please spread the word to folks you think would be interested in both of them. And let's go, Spuds. Stephanie took the first step. We want to hear your news and I know some of you have fun things to share.