Thursday, November 19, 2015
Thursday, October 29, 2015
Tuesday, August 25, 2015
It feels great to know I've connected so strongly with a serious reader. Because it was a pretty dang positive review. But I think that even if it wasn't positive, I still would have at least respected it.
OK, that's a lie. If the review slammed my book, I'd probably hate this person forever.
But they didn't hate it. They liked it. So I like them.
Because I'm shallow. And insecure.
I've come to terms with that.
Anyway, check out the review here.
Saturday, August 15, 2015
Friday, August 14, 2015
Tuesday, August 11, 2015
Friday, July 17, 2015
LLEWELLYN, Tom. Shadow of Seth.Poisoned Pencil. Aug. 2015. Tr $10.95. ISBN9781929345182.
Gr 8 Up–When Seth’s mother is murdered and the police don’t show any interest in finding the killer, he takes the job upon himself to find the killer. The most compelling aspect of the book was Seth. His dad left him and his mom and then his mom is murdered, and he goes and tries to find his mother’s killer. This book is really powerful. He also isn’t rich, and during this hard part of his life, he finds a girl who he falls in love with, which gives him hope. It is an amazingly powerful story and I really recommend it.—Tyler M., 14
Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Friday, May 22, 2015
After about three months of rewriting, my next manuscript is (hopefully) done. BLACK STRING is about two years in the making, so far.
For fans of The Tilting House, BLACK STRING is very much in that style. It's a middle reader novel, meaning it's aimed at the tween age range. It's set in Tacoma. It's full of mystery, magic, and suspense.
The main characters of BLACK STRING are:
Marcus - a seventh grade boy whose archeologist father disappeared five years earlier.
Aster - a new girl at school. She's smart, bold, but has a secret that makes her sad. Did I mention she's from Ethiopia?
Lucas - Marcus' younger brother - fearless and a bit of a brawler. He's addicted to Junior Mints.
Jannie - Marcus little sister. She's obsessed with cats and Leonardo da Vinci. She doesn't say much, but may be smarter than anyone.
McLean - the mysterious madman who moves into the tree in Marcus' front yard.
It's been five years since Marcus' father disappeared from an archeological dig. The family has finally put itself back together. Marcus is struggling through seventh grade. At the end of one particularly lousy day, a package arrives in the mail. It's a simple ball of black string.
As soon as the string arrives, Marcus' life turns upside down. His house begins to glow. A crazy man moves into the tree in his front yard. And strange clues about his father's disappearance begin to build one one another.
Who sent the string? What's the meaning of all these bizarre events? And why would such a simple delivery cause such complete chaos?
Friday, April 24, 2015
Friday, April 3, 2015
Thursday, March 26, 2015
The book is coming out in August of this year--2015.
I didn't write the back cover description. Publishers don't like it when you butt into that part of their business. But they did a good job here. It says: