Author Archives

We are a team of certified secondary school librarians and English teachers with a combined total of over sixty years experience who are publishing under this communal nom de plume.

  • We Walked the Sky

    Catherine Hastings is a 16-yr-old living in a Boston household with an emotionally and physically abusive father and a dying mother. The circus comes to town!  Catherine, with sudden, unexpected, and urgent pushing from her mom, runs away from home… Read More ›

  • The Silence Between Us

    Having lost her hearing at the age of thirteen from a bout with meningitis, seventeen-year-old Maya moves through the world with the ability to speak clearly but with a preference for using American Sign Language as a declaration that she… Read More ›

  • Verify

    Chicago around the year 2073 is not the Chicago we know today. Crime-infested, run-down areas have been cleared of blight and are models of prosperity and community involvement. The one internet provider and the one news source sanctioned by the… Read More ›

  • Slay

    Kiera is a Black honors student at Jefferson Academy in Bellevue WA, where the student body is overwhelmingly white. Having transferred from a school where the majority of the student body consisted of students of color, Kiera has had to… Read More ›

  • Let’s Call It A Doomsday

    Ellis is a 16.5-year-old growing up in a Mormon family in Berkeley CA. She has one younger sister and a regular home life, though as with all imperfect people everywhere her parents, especially her mother, have made some missteps with… Read More ›

  • Suggested Reading

    Clara Evans, graduating senior at the private Lupton Academy, lives, eats and breathes books–fiction books, in particular. Although her best friend, LiQui, is student council president and, through her, Clara associates with non-book-fanatic people (going to Friday night football games… Read More ›

  • Beverly, Right Here

    On a hot summer’s day in her small Florida town, fourteen-year-old Beverly Tapinski sadly buries her dog Buddy with the help of her best friend Raymie.  She then decides to leave town and hitches a ride with her cousin to… Read More ›

  • The Beholder

    Here is a fairy tale set in an imaginary location and time period that creatively (and loosely) references known countries and areas, medieval and modern customs, weaponry, technology and some vocabulary, and that spans the development of feminism through the… Read More ›

  • All Eyes on Us

    Amanda Kelly and Carter Shaw, who have been The Couple in their high school for the past 3-1/2 years, are now approaching graduation and the beginning of their college careers. Their future lives together are planned, as far as the… Read More ›

  • Patron Saints of Nothing

    Right before his last Spring Break before graduating from high school, seventeen-year-old Jay learns that his Filipino cousin Jun is dead, apparently killed as an addict and drug dealer in President Duterte’s war on drugs. Jun’s father, a regional police… Read More ›