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.

  • 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 ›

  • Black Water Rising

    This is not a bad eco tale about a big company managing a dam irresponsibly and the folks affected by it.  There are good adults shown, no sex, some violence, bad language and profanity. Not a bad tale but the… Read More ›

  • What to Say Next

    There are two protagonists in this book : One is David, a teenager with Asperger’s who has a great family supporting him. The other is Kit, a girl whose father was recently killed in a car accident.  The book alternates… Read More ›

  • Broken Circle

    This book can stand alone but looks like the first in a series.  Somewhere in it is the germ of an interesting plot, but the story is not well- or logically-told.  A boy’s dad is the Grim Reaper; indeed, he… Read More ›