Books that aren't set in my high school
Middle school and high school were one and the same when I was a kid. I spent grades 7-12 in a medium-security cement bunker with windows that barely opened, with students who were 20 or 21 and had kids of their own.
I didn't spend time there, I did time.
The students I meet love these stories. It makes their own school feel like the garden spot of their whole state.
Then I tell the story about sitting in the front seat without seat belts.
But enough about me. Clearly, I survived with enough skills to write this eclectic collection of fiction and nonfiction. The teenager in me knows exactly what kind of books are interesting to read.
They're the ones that were
the most fun to write.
I love to share
how easy it is
to make writing fun.
When you write something fun, aren't you excited to share it?
Scrawl has been awarded many honors, but to me, the most important is that it is frequently selected by schools for their One Book/One School programs -- for its themes of bullying, inequality, poverty, and a school's social hierarchy -- but with a light touch, some mystery, and a few surprises.