Thank you, Seattle Office of Arts & Culture, for supporting my work through the 2014 City Artists Program.
“Strong characterizations… Readers will cheer for Billy.” –Kirkus Reviews
From parents and readers on the Amazon Vine program:
“My son is a reluctant reader, but Billy the Kid is Not Crazy is the first book he ever read with enthusiasm on his own. He laughed out loud a few times, and could really relate to the main character.” –Scott Sherman
“I’m considering buying ten copies to have on hand as my friends’ children age. This is great for kids and parents. It’s about a boy who is totally NOT crazy. He’s a typical dreamer who often makes bad decisions because…he’s still a kid!” –Mage
“My third grader loves this book. It is filled with heart and humor… I love the jokes that are mixed in and the heartfelt moments. Junie B., watch out.” –Edward Walker
“The author has done such a wonderful job with these characters… The artwork is a great addition, delivering tons of laughs. Combine that with some truly witty dialogue and you get a book that is in turn hilarious, thoughtful, and very real.” –J. Prather
“The artwork in the book is great, lots of fun. Really adds a lot and speeds up reading! Highly, highly, HIGHLY recommended!” –K. Davis
“I got this book for a boy who is diagnosed with Asperger’s… He sped-read through the book once and liked it so much that he’s reading it through again but more slowly. He says the title character is ‘just like’ him.” –J. Tant
News and Events
Revision and Editing Strategies: Author panel, Burlington Public Library, December 16th, 6-7 p.m.
Virginia Hamilton Conference on Multicultural Literature for Youth: Details coming soon.
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