If you love mystery, suspense and humor, you'll love my books for children and adults. I'm proud I have won many awards for my books and stories. My favorite reward though is hearing children laugh and reading kind reviews from readers. I also love fan mail and answer every letter personally.
My latest series is a comical fantasy adventure. Book 1: Welcome to Monstrovia received a great Kirkus review and won a Silver medal in the Benjamin Franklin Book Awards, Bronze medal in the Readers' Favorite Book Competition and 3rd Place in the Royal Palm Literary Awards of the Florida Writers Association. Book 2: The Case of the Disastrous Dragon was voted a Top Ten Children's Book in the P&E Readers Poll. Book 3: The Case of the Crazy Chickenscratches, will be out soon. I'm grateful readers seem to love this series about a boy who becomes the assistant to his uncle, Doofinch The Defender, in a secret sector of the United States where clients are an accused giant killer, a fire-breathing dragon and many more. And wait until you see the mystery girl who helps them!
I'm also proud THE ROCKHOUND SCIENCE MYSTERIES, where kids catch crazy crooks by fun experiments like making ice pops won Learning Magazine's Teachers Choice Award. These 9 fun mysteries help kids learn to love science. THE MIDNIGHT DIET CLUB, a comical look at bullying won 1st Place in the Florida Writers Association Royal Palm Literary Awards and is now a great audio book. My picture books, SANTA'S SPEEDING TICKET, ALICE IN BATSYLVANIA and A BITE BEFORE CHRISTMAS are loaded with fantastic illustrations by Dan Traynor as well as laughs and surprises.
I was editor-in-chief, and contributed stories for HOLIDAY HELPINGS, THE STORY SHOP, and CRITTER CAPERS, filled with funny and heart-warming short reads for children and families. His adult stories have won many honors and appear in various collections including the Journeys Anthologies and the Florida Writers' Association Collections.
My award-winning adult books, ECTOS, THE GHOST DOCTOR'S ASSISTANT and ECTOS 2: THE BURNING, the suspenseful story of courageous grad students who face incredible danger while searching for love. You'll also want to read, Nightmare, Lake of the Damned, and Valentine for a Spy, all from Solstice. And if you believe in everlasting love, you won't want to miss The Ice Woman, a haunting story that bring tears of joy to everyone who reads it.
Authors depend on their readers and I sincerely thank you for your support, and a special thank you for those kind enough to add their reviews. A few years ago, I got the greatest fan letter from a little boy thanking me for my ROCKHOUND detective series and ending with: "I know all authors are rich. Can I swim in your pool?" If I had one, you'd all be invited as my thank you for your kind support. I'm very grateful.