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Adapting Simon for the Small Screen

5•27•16 I'm currently working on a few different projects, one being an adaptation my novel Simon as Season 1 of an original anthology series. It's quite an undertaking but I'm ... taking it under. Or undertaking it. Seems

A Morning at Mirman School

11•23•15 – Last week I was invited to Mirman School to read and talk and with two elementary-level classes and also conduct a writing workshop for upper school students. Located up on Mulholland Drive in LA,

Bronze is the New Black

Simon has been awarded the YA Bronze Medal from the 2015 Moonbeam Children's Book Awards. I'll be headed to Traverse City on November 14th to receive the honor and to take part in their annual Book

Honorable Mentions in SF

Simon received an Honorable Mention in YA at the San Francisco Book Festival and Rocketboy earned the same accolade in the Middle Grade category!  

LA Times BookFest Success

    It was a GREAT weekend! Thanks to everyone who came out and stopped by. Simon had a fantastic debut. A bunch of sales that hopefully will turn into a bunch of reviews. More news

LA Times Festival of Books

Come see Gemiknight Press @ Booth 723

New YA Novel Cover Reveal

Here it is at long last! The cover design for Simon, my new YA novel that's a modern-day take on Hamlet.  

An Adventure in Three Acts

This post first appeared as a guest post here. Joy also reviewed TaleSpins and conducted an interview with me.       It’s common knowledge among writers that Hollywood uses a basic, three-act formula for

TaleSpins Gets YA Honorable Mention

TaleSpins got another accolade today, receiving an Honorable Mention in the YA category from the Hollywood Book Festival. This contest looks for a book's overall quality and merit as well as its adaptability into other mediums (e.g.

Rocketboy Novel Giveaway

Enter to win 1 of 10 free copies of Rocketboy: The Return of Dr. Megaton, the humor/sci-fi/adventure novel for kids 7-10, published by Gemiknight Press. Click the pic to go to goodreads.com and enter!