Welcome to my website. I’m:

–delighted to report that the new edition of A Young People’s History of the United States, which I adapted for young readers from the work of historian Howard Zinn, has been in the #1 spot in several categories on Amazon after being released by Seven Stories Press on January 3 of this year. Read my blog post about it here.

–working on a young adult fantasy-horror novel that might see the light of day (or the dark of night) sometime.

–the author of more than 200 books, mostly nonfiction, with a dozen different publishers. That’s not as many pages as you may think. Many of my books have been for kids and young adults, and some of them are short.

–a reader with an ever-growing “to read” pile. My fiction intake is high in horror, fantasy, and science fiction. Nonfiction reading rambles but often comes back to polar and Himalayan travel and exploration, evolutionary biology, and cosmology.

–a traveler whenever I can manage it. Favorite places visited so far: Tibet, Iceland, Laos, Corsica, Bulgaria, Istanbul, Uruguay, Patagonia, and Oregon: its Pacific coast, its forested mountain chain, and its interior of high desert.

–a resident of the Pacific Northwest who loves clouds, rain, short days, and gloom in general.

Students, teachers, and librarians: If you’d like to know more about my nonfiction books for teens and young readers, there’s a website dedicated to those works right here.