August 20, 2016

Today, we salute the best awful writers!


If you can write the first sentence to an awful novel, you should enter the Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest. It rewards really bad writing . . . so the worst, the better! Check out these favorites of mine from this year’s contest:

August 19, 2016

Teacher Librarian Magazine praise for THE DRAKE EQUATION!


The full text:
THE DRAKE EQUATION by Bart King is a humorous science fiction adventure.While on a quest for an elusive bird, Noah instead finds a mysterious, glittery disk. This middle-school youth suddenly acquires strange powers that lead to funny adventures. 
Librarians will find that young readers empathize with the young birdwatcher and his friends. While the science fiction aspects don’t really take off until the second half of the book, most children will enjoy the school and friendship aspects of the story.