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.

  • 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 ›

  • Jek/Hyde

    A modern re-telling of the Jekyll and Hyde story set in a high school world.  Frequent bad language, primarily abusing the name of Jesus Christ and then supplementing with variations of the F-word and shit or ass.  Frequent sexual references,… Read More ›

  • Good and Gone

    A 15-year-old girl goes on a road trip with her clinically depressed older brother and gay next-door neighbor to find a rock star who’s gone missing.  Along the way they meet interesting characters and learn things about themselves and others…. Read More ›

  • The Grave Keepers

    This is a mess of a book.  The Windham family are the hereditary gravekeepers for a very old cemetery.  In this book everybody is assigned a grave at birth.  When they are 13 they are given the key to the… Read More ›

  • Prince in Disguise

    A beauty queen participates in a reality TV show, finds out the man she fell in love with is Scottish nobility, and hauls herself over to Scotland, along with family, friends, and TV crews, to film the wedding.  Her younger… Read More ›

  • Bad Girls with Perfect Faces

    A high school boy has a female best friend who has lately realized she is in love with him romantically.  But, he is hung up on a toxic girlfriend and can’t seem to  break it off.  The BFF catfishes the… Read More ›