I grew up in the Midwest, and had no idea I'd become a writer one day. However I gradually felt a need to tell my own stories. To explain, in writing, how I saw the world.Today I'm a full time writer with 13 novels, many short stories, and two movie adaptations. I enjoy visiting schools and libraries, and sharing what I've learned about writing–and just hanging out with teachers and their students.So hit me up with questions on my books, or anything, really. Also, check out the photos of MEMORY BOY: THE OPERA on my website. It was a great adaptation of MEMORY BOY, the novel, which is used in lots and lots of schools!