As I’m writing this, my family and I are 10s of thousands of feet above North Dakota or Montana or whatever other state might be on the flight pattern between Minneapolis and Seattle. We’ll be spending 12 days exploring Mount Rainier and Olympic National Parks, taking in the northwest coast, and enjoying the cities of …
The arrival of summer has brought with it the chance to spend more time on my writing. And June was definitely a busy month. Between finishing the final drafts of my YA supernatural thrill for Lerner and devoting many hours to the continued promotion of Casey KC, I’ve been putting in a lot of time at …
Dylan has been looking forward to the Midwinter Meltdown Tournament for months. He knows this will be the year his hockey team wins. Then a pre-season injury takes him out of the game. Even though his wrist is healing, he’s too weak to play. Can Dylan be part of the team if he’s stuck on the bench?
Alexis is only 13, but she made the varsity tennis team. She’s thrilled, but not everyone is happy for her — two of the older girls think Alexis ruined the season for their friend, who didn’t make the team. The older girls are out to make Alexis’s season terrible. Can she keep up her self-confidence and step up to the net, or will she let the girls get to her and lose everything?
Nick has always loved camping, but his cousins, Andy and Devin, are not outdoors guys. Nick isn’t even sure why his cousins wanted to go on the camping trip. They don’t listen to his warnings about campfires and bears, and they make fun of everything Nick does. When Devin finds himself in real danger, can Nick save him in time?
Allen’s grandpa has never missed a baseball game until tonight. While Allen plays his most important game ever, Grandpa fights for his life at the hospital. Allen wants to win the game for his grandpa, but he’s facing his biggest challenge, Hank “The Tank” Steele.
Shawn is so lucky. He gets to be a junior team member on Johnny Pride’s stock car team. But when he arrives at the racetrack in Talladega, it turns out there’s been a mistake – Shawn will be helping Johnny’s biggest competition, “Mean” Gene Pederson. Shawn is disappointed. How can he help his hero’s rival?
When his friend Max asks him to join a tennis league, Henry can’t say no. It’s expensive, so Max’s dad pays Henry’s way. Henry can’t tell his dad, or he’ll have to give up tennis for good. Is being able to play the game he loves worth hiding the truth?
Juan was a track star at his old school, so he’s not sure what to expect when he’s asked to join the football team in his new town. Right away, Juan thinks he’s made the wrong choice. He can’t catch, he can’t throw, and one of the members of the team hasn’t been making it easy for Juan to feel at home. Can the ex-track star learn his new sport in time for the biggest game of the season?
Who Wants to Play Just for Kicks Illustrated by Jorge Santillan It’s spring break, and Josh’s friends are spending their free time on the soccer field. Josh isn’t catching on to the sport, and he starts wondering, “Who wants to play just for kicks?” Will Josh learn that sometimes it’s fun to play just for …