I write fiction. Have published two YA novels, one through Simon & Schuster and one through my own imprint, Tadmar Press. Have re-published the first one independently. After 25 years in Detroit, I've moved back to my home town of Pittsburgh, and am working on an adult novel set in western Pennsylvania.
I'm an avid reader of books on writing and love to discuss writing challenges I encounter. Some favorite fiction writers are Anne Tyler , Hilary Mantel, Barbara Kingsolver, while books I wish I'd written include The Hunger Games and The Help.
My idea of a great book club is one that analyzes good books to see WHY they're so good, how the authors did it, and what techniques can we steal to use in our own writing. (Haven't found that club yet...)
Could honesty be the worst policy? Competitive high school junior Bernadette Terrell finds out the hard way when she discovers that someone on her quiz bowl team has found an ingenious way to cheat---and the state championship is on the line.
Horn Book starred review, ALA Popular Paperbacks
Cheating Lessons2002, 2016
Awards and Recognition
- Edgar Award nominee for Best YA Mystery 2003; Junior Library Guild Selection