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Texting the Underworld book cover

Small Persons with Wings cover

Unnameables cover


I'm busily writing my next book, a fantasy about somebody the size of a school bus living in a Maine river. In the meantime, I'm happy to introduce you to my existing books, whose covers are fetchingly displayed at left.

You can read about each of them--including reviews and cool background stuff--through the drop-down menu at the top of the page. You can also find out about my sometimes pathetic life and my always messy desk.  

If you're looking for entertainment, check out my last blog tour. Or my fifteen minutes of fame, when Kirkus Reviews wrote about me as "one the best kids' writers you've never heard of.

I write fantasy that's based in the real world. For example, here's the basic plot of TEXTING THE UNDERWORLD:: 

Perpetual scaredy-cat Conor O’Neill has the fright of his life when a banshee named Ashling shows up in his bedroom. Ashling is—as all banshees are—a harbinger of death, and she’s sure someone in Conor’s family is about to require her services. But she’s new at this banshee business, and first she insists on going to middle school.

Even as Conor desperately tries to hide her identity from his classmates and teachers, he realizes there’s no way to avoid paying a visit to the underworld if he wants to keep his family safe.

Poor Conor. I did enjoy torturing him.

Back to that school-bussy river now.  Let me know if you have questions.


*The Goatman painting and the header are by Robert Shillady. The Goatman is featured in my first novel, THE UNNAMEABLES.