I write fantasy and adventure stories for young adult, middle grade, and adult readers. My latest novel is Secret of the Three Treasures (Holiday House); I've also published more than 30 short stories, including appearances in Cricket, Realms of Fantasy, and Gothic! Ten Original Dark Tales. My school presentations are designed for small groups (ideally one to two classes) with room for questions and student interaction; typically I can talk to up to four groups in the course of a school day. Topics include: - Where Do Ideas Come From?- Where Do Characters Come From?- Where Do Books Come From?- Story-Starters- Your Life, Adventurer-Style- Workshopping Basics- Readings I can also design custom classroom presentations on other topics, and am available to speak to adult writers' and library groups as well.