Stuff to think about

Jack Berenson's Top Ten Tips on Surviving a Foreign Family Trip

March 4, 2015

Tags: Berenson Schemes, middle grade, Jack at the Helm

I do a lot of talking here, but now Jack would like to say a few words. He's learned a lot after being lost three times and would like to get the word out and save some lives! Here's his top ten tips for the wanting-to-live young traveler.

How Cautious is too Cautious?

March 3, 2015

Tags: middle grade, risk-taking

If we owe it to high risk-taking kids to reel them in, does that mean we owe it to risk-averse kids to reel them out? And if we do encourage them to take risks, is it our fault if they don't survive it? Evaluating risk is what the Berenson Schemes is all about, and I explore that question on the OWL.

Stepping off the Edge of the world

March 2, 2015

Tags: Jack at the Helm, middle grade, humor

The Berenson Schemes series was inspired by my wanderings around the world, on Just a Little Creativity, I talk about how it all began.

The WIP Character Blog Tour

September 7, 2014

Tags: wip character blog tour, characters, middle grade

I was tagged in the WIP Character Blog Hop by Adi Rule

Adi is the author of Strange Sweet Song and has a new book coming out called Redwing. Aside from writing awesome books, Adi spends her time jumping off things and hoping to land in water while listening to (more…)

All things international

May 19, 2014

Tags: international, middle grade, world fiction

Check out my interview with Annemarie O'Brien on World Reads, in which I discuss such weighty topics as the worst reality television show ever produced, and how I came to be working on it.

The VCFA Launchpad

April 2, 2014

Tags: Jack the Castaway launch day, middle grade, humor, series

My interview with the fine folks at my Alma Mater, Vermont College of Fine Arts. Check out VCFA Launchpad to find out the weirdest thing I ever found on Google.