• What I’m Writing

    I now have five books under contract coming from the good folks at Candlewick Press. I have finished the first draft of of the final book in a trilogy (think New Found Land and The Watch that Ends the Night) of historical journey/disaster tales.  The subject is the doomed Donner Party who find themselves trapped in the Sierra Nevada mountains in 1848. This one is a bear! I’m working on it as we SPEAK! I’m in the editing stages of a collection of poems about Space, titled The Day the Universe Exploded My Head: Poems That Take You Into Space and Back Again.  We’ve already got some art from the wonderful…

  • Multi-Media Po-Folk!

    Click here Where We’re From Hunter Elementary School to see the final televised version of a group Where We’re From poem by the students of Hunter Elementary School, in Raleigh, NC where I was honored to spend an entire week!