Chewy Noh and the Legends of Spring

You’ve never heard of Chewy Noh? Well, at first, when he came, we thought nothing of him. He did well on tests, but so what? Even after his mom got sick, nobody paid attention. That is until the great gym fire. Afterwards, no one could say for sure it was because of Chewy, but we … Continue reading Chewy Noh and the Legends of Spring

Why?: Chewy Noh and the Legends of Spring

Why?: Chewy Noh and the Legends of Spring The Dedication To Clint This is a personal dedication (what one’s aren’t?) dealing with my childhood best friend who Chewy’s best friend is named after. Though Clint in the story shares more than just his namesake–the fear of water and leg braces, not to mention super blonde, … Continue reading Why?: Chewy Noh and the Legends of Spring

All About: Chewy Noh and the Legends of Spring

All About: Chewy Noh and the Legends of Spring Why the title? This title, like all my titles, is in reference to other things within the book. As any reader of the third book knows, Chewy’s mom changed his name like certain Koreans do in order to secure a better future. Unfortunately, Chewy got stuck … Continue reading All About: Chewy Noh and the Legends of Spring

Chewy Noh and the March of Death

Chewy Noh should be happy. He has a best friend like no other and by using his secret abilities, has found a way to connect Korea and America forever to keep him. Unfortunately, none of this matters after Death’s messenger comes to tell him that he has one week left to live! Knowing his death … Continue reading Chewy Noh and the March of Death

Why?: Chewy Noh and the March of Death

Why?: Chewy Noh and the March of Death The Dedication To J.J. Byun Sadly, the Chewy to my Clint The dedication of this book is to one of my students. He is the one whom I started it with as a writing project. He’d write his book and I mine–something like tandem writing. We were … Continue reading Why?: Chewy Noh and the March of Death

All About: Chewy Noh and the March of Death

All About: Chewy Noh and the March of Death Why the title? With this title, I wanted to keep to the theme of seasons as the first book represents fall, and the second one, winter. However, the events in this book happen in such a short time frame, I wanted to at least mention the … Continue reading All About: Chewy Noh and the March of Death

Chewy Noh and the Phantasm of Winter

Chewy Noh has many problems. Besides his mom becoming a mu-dang—a Korean fortune-teller possessed by his dead grandmother who can read minds—the school bully, Kent, is still on the warpath to get Chewy kicked out of school. With his secret ability to win at everything, none of this bothers him until he starts disappearing for … Continue reading Chewy Noh and the Phantasm of Winter

Important Questions Readers Have Raised

Important Questions Readers Have Raised One review brought up a very important issue for middle grade and YA books. It deals with the presence or lack of presence when it comes to adults in these books. One reviewer felt this book was one good example of the latter. The reviewer didn’t understand why Chewy’s mom … Continue reading Important Questions Readers Have Raised

All About: Chewy Noh and the Phantasm of Winter

All About: Chewy Noh and the Phantasm of Winter Why the title? As stated before, I like placing double or hidden meanings in my titles when I can. For this one, Chewy Noh and the Phantasm of Winter, I wanted to enforce a major idea of the book, that being Prisoners of War. As many … Continue reading All About: Chewy Noh and the Phantasm of Winter