I write these books with the future in mind. I write for a future that I want to see. Each story features idealistic characters who despite the adversity that they face choose to see the possibility of tomorrow. I hope that these characters and these stories can bring some joy and optimism into your daily life.
Play On Like Ludwig
Coming June 2023
The dynamic trio is back! When their friend Gordie is about to give up on math class (what is it with s and Ys, anyway?), Lucky, Rudy, and Red take another trip back in time—this time to meet Ludwig van Beethoven. After all, if anyone can help Gordie persevere, it's the man who composed his greatest music even after losing his hearing. Can Gordie find the perseverance to push through? Find out in Play On Like Ludwig!
Sweet Like Milton Hershey
April 18, 2023
It's another mission for the Good Guys Agency! Success can be sweet, but for the gang's friend Jalen, it's turned him bitter. Back in time the trio goes, this time to visit renowned entrepreneur Milton Hershey. Milton builds a chocolate empire, but his sweetest success isn't the business or even his chocolate. What's his secret? Can Jalen get a taste? And will Red get enough of chocolate? (Spoiler alert: probably not.)
Brave Like Jackie Robinson
November 2, 2022
The dynamic trio is back, and just in time! When it looks like their friend Marty is about to cave to peer pressure, Lucky, Rudy, and Red take another trip back in time for a courageous adventure with Jackie Robinson, the first Black baseball player to play Major League Baseball. It's rough going at first for Jackie, but he faces down prejudice with cool calm. Can Marty find courage of his own?
Kind Like Fred Rogers
August 2, 2022
Determined to better the world by inspiring boys like themselves, Lucky, Rudy, and Red team up to form the Good Guys Agency. It's not long before trouble at Fort Crumble next door sends the trio on their first back-in-time mission to visit Fred Rogers, the beloved television host. Will Fred get his show? Can they find the kindness needed to avert disaster at Fort Crumble? And will Red finally discover the ONE THING? Kind Like Fred Rogers is a winner of the Children's Book Council 2023 Librarian Favorites Winner
The Elephant in the Classroom
October 31, 2019
Like every teacher, Mr. Elephant aspires to inspire his students. However this pachyderm professor quickly realizes that inspiration comes at a price. Every day, Mr. Elephant and his eccentric colleagues live with the harsh realities of being educators. They experience overwhelming feelings of burnout and stress, changing educational landscapes, added responsibilities, and rascal students. Yet, these devoted professionals show up every day to serve a higher purpose.