The Traitor King

The Manannan family secret is about to be revealed… *Colorado Book Award Finalist* Now available on Kindle and Nook for under five bucks! Or check out the new paperback edition. “You MUST read this book.”  —TeensReadToo.com (starred) “Humor, menace, and mystery suffuse this fast-paced tale… New surprises and plot twists keep readers enthralled, because nothing -librarians, skeletal pursuers, or hard-drinking dads-… [read]

The Secret to Lying

What happens when your life becomes a lie?  *2011 Colorado Book Award Winner* *Texas Library Association Teen Reading List Selection* *Pennsylvania Young Reader’s Choice Awards Selection*  E-book, paperback, and audiobook (read by Nick Podehl, “Best voice of 2010”) now available! “Engrossing and entertaining…  a great read.”  —Publishers Weekly “An artful blurring between reality and fantasy, The Secret to Lying masterfully… [read]

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The Last Panther

What is a species worth? *A Southern Living “Best New Books for Kids” pick!*   “The Last Panther is poignant and lush—steeped in the mystical, while set in a future snared by devastation. Kiri’s story stuck with me long after I reached the end.”   —Ingrid Law, Newbery Honor winning author of Savvy “This is a… [read]

Backwards

Travel Backwards… A life-affirming novel about a teen dealing with death, loss, and love while traveling backwards in time. Available now from Candlewick Press! *Winner of the 2014 Colorado Authors League Book Award* *Finalist for the 2014 Colorado Book Award* *Finalist for the Crystal Kite Award* *LitPick 5 Star Book Review Award* It was Saturday, November… [read]

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A Flight of Angels

*A YALSA Top Ten Pick for Great Graphic Novels for Teens*  Now available in paperback, and it’s pretty flipping beautiful. Or stay classy with A FLIGHT OF ANGELS hardcover version. “Occasionally someone executes a standard storytelling device with such dazzling skill that it reminds you why that device became standard in the first place… [A Flight of Angels]… [read]

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BOOKS FOR CHANGE: Help me give free books and author visits to schools!

I’ve been thinking a lot recently about how I can give back in 2017, and I came up with a big, ambitious plan to help students and schools. It’s called BOOKS FOR CHANGE, but in order for it to work I need your help. I want to give 1000 books and 10 author visits to underfunded schools!  (Click […]

Do Something Good (and get a Protector Pendant!)

Ever wish you were living in a fantasy book, fighting monsters and questing to save the world? (I sometimes do). Fortunately, there are plenty of real causes in need of heroes. BECOME A PROTECTOR! Being a protector is easier than you might think. You can: —Sell lemonade or homemade crafts to raise money to protect endangered species […]

Hollywood’s War Against “Todd”: Top 10 Bad Todds

What’s Hollywood got against Todd? Forget the war against Christmas and other left-wing media conspiracies like faking the moon landing and covering up an alien invasion. Hollywood’s biggest war is the war against Todd. Don’t believe me? Check out the overwhelming evidence. It’s tough to be a Todd. For decades now “Todd” has been the […]