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Tl;dr version:

–I’m thrilled to be writing the MG adaptation of The Six, Loren Grush’s terrific bestselling book about the first US women in space. I posted about it here.

-The revised and updated edition of A Young People’s History of the United States, which I adapted for young readers from the work of historian Howard Zinn, was #1 in several categories on Amazon after publication by Seven Stories Press in early 2023 and continued to rank high in several categories throughout the year. I posted about it here.

–I’ve published more than 200 nonfiction books, mostly for young readers, with a dozen different publishers.

–Current fiction projects include a spooky MG novel, a YA contemporary fantasy novel, and a horror story. Some of them might see the light of day (or the dark of night) sometime.

–My TBR pile keeps growing despite my best reading efforts. In fiction, I read mostly horror, fantasy, and science fiction. Nonfiction favorites are travel, exploration, and natural history.

–Favorite places visited so far: Tibet, Iceland, Laos, Corsica, Bulgaria, Istanbul, Uruguay, and Patagonia. I also love traveling around my home state. Oregon has it all: glorious Pacific coast, forested mountain chain, and high-desert interior.

–I love clouds, rain, short days, and general gloom.