Archive for the ‘Books’ Category

Great review of PLAYING WITH MATCHES in German!

Thursday, July 17th, 2014


Check it out at the Live. Love. Read. Blog

EVERYONE DIES review in STL Magazine

Thursday, July 10th, 2014

stlouisWhat a great review.


Tuesday, May 13th, 2014

That’s Voice of Youth Advocates will be printing this great review of Everyone Dies in the End in their June issue:


Seventeen-year-old Sherman Andrews is accepted into the Missouri Scholar’s Academy the summer before his senior year. Interested in journalism, he wants to become an award-winning investigative journalist within the next ten years. What better way to start this plan than by turning out an investigative gem for his summer project? He thus decides to delve into the historical documents in the basement of the Missouri Historical Society, and ably assisted by student librarian Charlie, he uncovers a dangerous secret that soon has them (and his Scooby Gang classmates) fighting for his life.

The novel opens with an attack on Reverend Gowen in Columbia, Missouri, on September 3, 1935. Written in italics, this narrative continues throughout the novel and is juxtaposed against Sherman’s investigation. In fact, it is Sherman’s investigation of this attack that draws the two narratives together and puts his life on the line when he comes up against a foe whose claim to demonic immortality makes him virtually unbeatable. Sherman’s interaction with the other students in his program should appeal to fans of school stories. His frantic struggle to survive against virtually unbeatable odds will have fans of urban fantasy and dark, dangerous mysteries on the edge of their seats. This is another extremely well written, satisfying young adult novel by the author of Playing with Matches (Random House, 2008/VOYA October 2008) and Almost Perfect.

Completely Useless By September

Friday, May 9th, 2014


My friend Margo Dill has a new book out. It’s about the Chicago Cubs, but other than that, it’s great. Read my review here.

Great review at Forever Young Adult

Friday, March 28th, 2014

Check out the great review of EVERYONE DIES IN THE END at Forever Young Adult.

EVERYONE DIES IN THE END now available everywhere!

Friday, March 14th, 2014


You can buy either an ebook or a physical book now! What are you waiting for?

EVERYONE DIES e-book now available!

Tuesday, March 11th, 2014


Buy it here from Amazon!

EVERYONE DIES available for preorder

Thursday, February 27th, 2014

At the Dark Continents Publishing site. Coming soon to Amazon.



Wednesday, February 5th, 2014


In case you don’t know what those letters mean, I’m saying that the Young Adult Library Services Association selected ALMOST PERFECT as one of their 2014 Outstanding Books for the College Bound. Yowza! Check it out here!


Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014


Available March 15th from Dark Continents Press! Add it now on Goodreads!