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.

  • The Memory Trees

    A 16-year-old girl has been living with her dad and step-mom in Florida for 8 years, since the tragic death of an older sister in Vermont.  Her birth mom in Vermont had a mental breakdown and was judged unsuitable to… Read More ›

  • The Beauty That Remains

    Three teenagers living in the same area die unexpectedly (and within a short time of each other) of leukemia, a car wreck, and suicide. Left behind to grieve and somehow make sense of their tragedies are a twin sister, a… Read More ›

  • Between Two Skies

    This is a fine, well-written book worthy of all acceptation. A hard-working lower-middle-class family loses everything when Hurricane Katrina hits their part of Louisiana.  They evacuate to Atlanta and try to regroup and re-start their lives.  Eventually they (mostly) make… Read More ›

  • Matylda, Bright & Tender

    This slim book is about two fourth-grade best friends who decide they want/need something of their own to care for, so they jointly buy a gecko whom they name Matylda.  In the course of normal adventuring, one of the friends… Read More ›

  • All the Crooked Saints

    This is an original and charmingly told story of a strange family living in a deserted town in the Southwest desert. They have the ability to perform miracles.  People travel to them for help but the help isn’t easy –… Read More ›

  • Strange Star

    Felix, a free black man who has sailed from America via the French coast city of Calais to England, has found himself employed as a servant working for Lord Byron at the Villa Diodati in Switzerland. Visiting Lord Byron are… Read More ›

  • Chaotic Good

    Cameron Birch and her twin brother Cooper have moved with their parents from Portland, Oregon, to Eugene, where her mother has accepted a job with the university and where her dad has retired to work in his garden.  Having recently… Read More ›

  • League of American Traitors

    A teenage boy loses both his parents to death in a relatively short time.  At his dad’s funeral a stranger tries to talk to him, but he brushes the guy off.  Then he is ambushed and almost killed by people… Read More ›

  • Now Is Everything

    A wealthy family is ruled by a bullying tyrant of a husband/father.  Everyone has learned to tiptoe around the triggers that set him off. There is no sexual abuse but there is much physical and psychological violenc The oldest child… Read More ›

  • 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 ›