June 2020

The cover for SIX FEET BELOW ZERO is official!

In SIX FEET BELOW ZERO, 12-year-old Rosie and her younger brother, Baker, must honor their great-grandmother’s final wishes by hiding her body in the basement freezer and pretending she’s still alive, holding out hope of finding their aunt—the only person who can save them and their home from the horrible Grim Hesper. SIX FEET BELOW ZERO will be released by Holiday House, spring 2021. 

October, 2016

A review at Sally’s Bookshelf! Sue Heavenrich calls CLAYTON STONE, FACING OFF an election season “must read!”

“Just in time for this year’s elections: a book of political intrigue, dirty tricks and lacrosse.”

Click here to read the full review!

And a new SERIES DISCUSSION GUIDE courtesy of Holiday House!

Teachers & Librarians: Click here to print your own copy!

August, 2016

Mindy Alyse Weiss recently interviewed me for the From the Mixed-Up Files of Middle-Grade Authors website! 

Read the interview here, and don’t forget to hang around and explore; it’s a fabulous website for anyone who loves middle-grade lit!

July, 2016


” . . .what makes this series so special is that it also has heart. . . . The layered plot and fast-paced action make for a quick read that will be especially appealing to middle-grade boys who might otherwise be reluctant to pick up a book. Politics and espionage combine for a great read. (Thriller. 8-12)

Click here to read the full review.

April, 2016

The cover for CLAYTON STONE, FACING OFF is official!


Middle-school spy Clayton Stone is back in business, this time going undercover to protect the President’s son in the page-turning sequel to Clayton Stone, At Your Service.


July, 2015

A Booklist review!

“Meet Clayton Stone: average seventh-grade student, above-average lacrosse player. . . recruited to help foil an organized group of criminals kidnapping wealthy moms and children from upscale malls. Soon his life is full of missions and gadgets and more secrets than he can keep up with . . . this book combines family and school drama with Nancy Drew–style precocious sleuthing.”

And, ” . . . most will recognize his conflicts as he tries to incorporate the responsibilities of his new secret life with his responsibilities to his team and friends. Hand to readers who loved Stuart Gibbs’ Spy School series.”

June, 2015

A Kirkus review!

Kirkus Reviews says: “ . . . there are plenty of cool gadgets and action-packed predicaments to keep middle-grade readers entertained. However, what really makes this take on the kid-turned-spy story special is that it has a heart.”

And, “Clayton’s endearing senses of loyalty to and responsibility for both family and friends is the undercurrent that gives this story depth and sets it apart from the rest. (Thriller. 8-12)”

Click here to read the full review.

May, 2015

CLAYTON STONE, AT YOUR SERVICE is listed by Publishers Weekly among the “Can’t Miss Kids’ Galleys” at Book Expo America 2015.

Click here to see the list!