10 Must Read Comics for People Who Don’t Read Comics

University English Professor are sometimes seen as gatekeepers for what is literary and worth reading, so people are often surprised when I mention my affinity for reading and teaching comics. In fact, many of my colleagues still dismiss comics as being childish and “too commercial.” Conversely, I think there are many things going on in contemporary comics that […]

Secret Author Visit Offer: FREE Books!

Inspire Students to Love Reading and Writing with and Author Visit and get FREE books! Dear Friends, In honor of the tremendous work teachers do to encourage teens to read, I’m doing a huge Secret to Lying hardcover giveaway to schools. When schools book a half day Author Visit with me, I’ll send them 30 […]

English Majors Discuss Pop Songs: “Your Love” by The Outfield

Putting our English Degrees to work by tackling life’s persistent mysteries…   The Song: “Your Love” by The Outfield   The Lyric: “I just want to use your love tonight. I don’t want to lose your love tonight.”   The Problem: Those pesky pronouns. Whose love does the speaker want to “use”? Whose love does s/he fear losing?   Possible Interpretations: A) We’ll […]