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 Island at the End of Everything

    Twelve-year-old Amihan is living with her mother on an island in the Philippines to which lepers are banished. While she herself is “clean,” her young mother (in her thirties) has a rather advanced case.  Her father had already died of… Read More ›

  • The Gone Away Place

    After a fight with her boyfriend before school one morning, high school senior Ellie Frame cuts class and heads to the lighthouse on the edge of her small town of Newfoundland, Ohio—a place where she and Noah spent so much… Read More ›

  • Perfect Ten

    Sam is a high school senior who at the age of fourteen had his first gay love affair with Landon.  It was intense and flamed out rather quickly for reasons that become clear thru the book.  Finally they resume being… Read More ›

  • Pointe, Claw

    In this book, two teenage girls were besties until about the age of eight, when they were caught “playing doctor” and banned from seeing each other.  The REAL reason, however, that the families busted up their social contact is later… Read More ›

  • Aftermath

    What becomes of the families of school shooters once judgments are passed and the perpetrators are either dead or convicted and imprisoned?   What happens when innocent family members end up sharing blame for the event? Can families be faulted… Read More ›

  • Kill All Happies

    New high school graduates Vic, Fletch, and Slick have been best friends since kindergarten and constitute a tight clique they call the Cuddle Huddle (though they are friends with others also and have divergent gifts and interests).  They live in… Read More ›

  • Light Years

    Teenage Luisa (aka Lu) is a talented, brilliant girl with a peculiar inherited faculty of experiencing smells and colors when she is feeling strong emotion.  (She has other “gifts” which emerge in the course of the book.) She applies for… Read More ›

  • Love Double Dutch!

    Brooklyn NY 7th-grader MaKayla is into Double Dutch, competition jump-roping with two ropes.  Just when her team qualifies to go to the national competition, her parents’ marriage threatens to fall apart and she is sent with her younger brother to… Read More ›

  • Into the Hurricane

    Eli is a young man whose troubled older sister Celeste committed suicide by throwing herself off a lighthouse.  Eli was unable to stop her, and when he got to her broken body and found her still alive, instead of staying… Read More ›

  • The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl

    This is an excellent book I would not hesitate to recommend to anyone or put on any library shelf. Lucy is a 12-year-old girl who is being raised by her single grandmother.  Her mom died of cancer when Lucy was… Read More ›