Thanks for dropping by my home on the web. I write mostly for middle graders and young adults, on topics as diverse as sharks, climate change science, the Declaration of Independence, women in politics, the Cold War, and how to cope with bullies and haters. Many of my books are designed to complement the standard curriculum for middle grades and high school. Some are designed to give kids a chance to explore topics that interest them, but aren’t covered extensively in school. And some, like the Weird But True series from National Geographic Kids Books, are just outrageous fun.
My blog, Dabchicks and Other Small Grebes, is intended to give parents, teachers, and homeschooling parents/teachers ideas and information for supplemental material and discussions related to the subjects of my books, as well as topics that come up in the news and everyday life. This is also where I share anything I come across that I think will be of interest or useful to parents, teachers, and homeschoolers. Most of the posts should be interesting to young readers as well.
I hope you enjoy exploring the site. And please drop me a note if you have a question or comment.