The Everything Guide to Working with Animals (Adams Media) is filled with information on how to get a job working with animals. From animal behaviorists to zoologists, this book is filled with advice from people in the field. It also has a lot of funny stories, like the guy who transported a few thousand mosquitoes to a lab without getting bit, and heartwarming stories about trainers of assistance animals.
The Grateful Dead: What a Long, Strange Trip It’s Been
What makes my book unusual is that it is written for a middle grade audience. The book focuses on the band's love of music, their childhoods, the start and lifespan of the Grateful Dead, and where members are today.
Bob Weir says, "We rehearsed often, and established a kind of wordless communication. When you have a common bond--which for us was the music--you become tight with one another. Blood is thicker than water, and what we had was thicker than blood."
Nifty Thrifty Math Crafts Nifty and Nifty Thrifty Sports Crafts (Enslow Publishing, 2007) are how-to books geared for 2nd and 3rd graders.
Jokes for Minecrafters (Sky Pony Press) My son lives and breathes Minecraft. When the opportunity arose to write two books about this popular video game, I told the editor I wanted to write it with my son. He was 15 at the time. (He’s 17 now.) We wrote jokes, riddles, haikus, limericks, and factoids. Well, my son wrote all of the factoids. He also had a great time correcting my lack of Minecraft knowledge.
My middle grade historical novel is with Bill Lee of the Lee Steinberg Literary Agency.