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.

  • Winterwood

    Nora Walker is living alone in the family homestead that nestles close to the bottomless lake and the lush forests of Fir Haven, while her mother has taken off towards the west coast to make sales calls for the special… Read More ›

  • The End and Other Beginnings

    This book is a collection of six short stories by science-fiction writer Veronica Roth that focuses on brief episodes in the lives of characters in different worlds and times. As I read them, I frankly saw them more or less… Read More ›

  • Malamander

    Young Herbert (Herbie) Lemon works as the Lost and Founder from his small, cluttered office in the Grand Nautilus Hotel in Eerie-on-Sea, a resort town shut down for the winter season. Having mysteriously washed up as a baby in a… Read More ›

  • Stepsister

    This novel is a recast of the Cinderella story, opening with the two ugly stepsisters (in this book, Isabelle & Octavia) cutting off part of their feet in order to fit the glass slipper being shopped around by the Prince…. Read More ›

  • Again, but Better

    After two-and-a-half years of college, twenty-year-old NYU pre-med student Shane is taking a semester off to fly to London for a creative writing program. Her parents think she will be studying medicine because she created a phony brochure advertising such… Read More ›

  • Charlie Thorne and the Last Equation

    Twelve-year-old Charlotte (Charlie) Thorne is a wunderkind. Her IQ is almost as high as was Einstein’s, she speaks twelve languages fluently and is amazingly dexterous in mathematics, the sciences, coding and all things technological. She’s not always wise in the… Read More ›

  • I’m Not Dying with You Tonight

    McPherson High School seniors Campbell (who is white) and Lena (who is black) arrive separately on Friday night at the McPherson stadium for the big playoff with rival Jonesville High. Campbell’s dad drops her off near the concession stand, where… Read More ›

  • The Bone Houses

    Aderyn (or Ryn, as she prefers to be called) is a 17-year-old living in a Once-Upon-A-Time land and era, presumably medieval. ┬áHer mother is dead, her father went on a scouting trip into a magical forest and never returned, and… Read More ›

  • we speak in storms

    Three high school students who barely know each other are wrestling with problems: Joshua, who defines himself as queer, at home lives with a religious stepfather who won’t accept it and at school goes from being bullied by classmates to… Read More ›

  • Watch Over Me

    Zoey is the managing “adult” living in a household which has been defined by domestic violence. At the age of 15 she testified against her abusive cop father in court, and he was sent to jail. Now she is 18… Read More ›