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Thanks so much for visiting my new-and-improved website. It will give me the chance to let you know about my latest book, as well as information about the writing process, creativity, and journal writing.  You can expect to find teaching suggestions and lessons, as well as brief conversations with writers of books for young readers. I'll also suggest the names of good books for you to read and links to other neat stuff. And, if you’re looking for a visiting poet for your school, you’ve come to the right place. I hope it will be a place that you visit often.


Double Cross:

Summer is a great time to kick back and get lost in an exciting nonfiction book. How about Double Cross: Deception Techniques in War, a companion book to The Dark Game: True Spy Stories from Invisible Ink to CIA Moles.

In Double Cross, I explore the role that deception played in battles and wars from biblical times and the Trojan Horse to General Schwarzkopf’s brilliant dessert deception in the Gulf War. But a book on wartime deception wouldn’t be complete without an exploration of the greatest deception in history: the massive operation that kept the D-Day invasion a secret and led to the downfall of Hitler and the Third Reich.

Good stuff. But don’t take my word for it. School Library Journal called it a “top selection for those serious about military studies,” and Booklist said it was “catnip” for kids who enjoy reading about war.” Grab a copy and lose yourself in history!