I am very close to publishing my third book. It’s just as exciting as the first time around. I love my characters. They are awesome and idiosyncratic.
Below I have provided a sneak peek to Room 42:
Lunch that day was tuna sandwiches. The bread was okay, but the tuna was tasteless and watery. I took a sandwich from the counter and sat down near Luke. I didn’t see Jed around. He’d probably finished and gone outside to play basketball.
“Guess what?” Luke said.
“What?” I opened my sandwich and scraped the tuna out with a plastic fork.
“Miss Hentuckle was about to give us a test and then a pipe in the wall exploded. I had to save the whole class, and after I did, Miss Hentuckle said I don’t have to take any more tests ever again.”
“Yeah?” I liked hanging around with Luke, even though he was little. He was one of the only cheerful people around and he had a great collection of comic books. He did have one problem. It was called telling the truth.
Writers need to laugh too, sometimes!
Here are some jokes about writers that other people might not think are so funny. There are some fiction writer jokes, screenwriter jokes, and grammar jokes. The last one is great. I hope it’s a true story. That would make it so much better.
Warning: These may make you groan from corny-ness!
One of the trends in middle grade fiction today is to include a character with a disability. I realized I’ve been doing it in my own writing, almost without realizing it. Beatrice in Car Guts has a stutter and some of the characters in my upcoming novels have disabilities like kleptomania, autism, and homelessness.
Here is my pick for some of the best middle grade novels with characters who have disabilities: