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.

  • Sunkissed

    This is just an excellent little happy but not silly book, for the most part. A teenage girl gets shipped off to a small island in Sweden for a month-long vacation stay with her hippie aunt.  Dismayed to find there… Read More ›

  • Black Water Rising

    This is not a bad eco tale about a big company managing a dam irresponsibly and the folks affected by it.  There are good adults shown, no sex, some violence, bad language and profanity. Not a bad tale but the… Read More ›

  • What to Say Next

    There are two protagonists in this book : One is David, a teenager with Asperger’s who has a great family supporting him. The other is Kit, a girl whose father was recently killed in a car accident.  The book alternates… Read More ›

  • Broken Circle

    This book can stand alone but looks like the first in a series.  Somewhere in it is the germ of an interesting plot, but the story is not well- or logically-told.  A boy’s dad is the Grim Reaper; indeed, he… Read More ›

  • Nothing

    Two 15-year-old girls decide to write a book about a year in their life and call it NOTHING because they say nothing ever happens to them.  Over the course of the year they write about their classes, teachers, siblings, boyfriends,… Read More ›

  • Protected

    The cover says “A tender story of grief, trust, and healing.”  Well, no, it’s not that, although those factors are present. I wouldn’t call it “tender.” A teenage girl is involved in a bad car accident with her dad and… Read More ›

  • Foolish Hearts

    This is a rather traditionally-told high school story with a production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream a central focus.  There is also an online gaming component.  A fair range of characters appears and none are one-dimensional.  Thoughtful insights are revealed… Read More ›

  • Ashes to Asheville

    A lesbian couple has two biological children (one per wife) and moves from their home state of West Virginia to Asheville NC because NC permits same-sex marriage.  The story is told from the youngest girl’s point of view.  She is… Read More ›

  • A Short History of the Girl Next Door

    A high school freshman obsessed by basketball suddenly realizes he is in love with his good friend Tabby from across the street.  They have grown up as close friends and like brother and sister.  She, however, falls in love with… Read More ›

  • Before Now

    Atty is the daughter of a Haitian immigrant-turned-policeman and Native American woman who is a nurse or some kind of caregiver. They both work long hours, and she’s left to herself a lot. She is a smart girl and a… Read More ›