A Look Back Part 5: Middle Grade

A Look Back at My Reading List (2017 Part 5: Middle Grade) This one was hard to do this year. I usually read many more because my wife teaches a lot of them, but I didn’t do quite as much. The pickings are slim. Of all my books, the middle grade amount stands at a … Continue reading A Look Back Part 5: Middle Grade

A Look Back at My Reading List (2016 Part 4: Middle Grade)

A Look Back at My Reading List (2016 Part 4: Middle Grade) I actually thought I read more hear, but now looking back at my list, few pop out at me. In total, I read 6 of them. Sad. I might try to up this number for next year. Like it’s slight older brethren—YA—middle grade … Continue reading A Look Back at My Reading List (2016 Part 4: Middle Grade)

A Reflection of Two Years

A Reflection of Two Years Two years ago, I self published the first Chewy Noh—Chewy Noh and the Fall of the Mu-dang. With the end of this year, it marks the end of the Chewy Noh series as well. I finished writing book five last spring, edited it in the following months, and sent it, … Continue reading A Reflection of Two Years

Chewy Noh and the Jamais Vu

Here it is: the final Chewy Noh! Making his way back to the past, Chewy has a lot to do–the most important of which is making sure the horrible future he came from doesn’t happen. In order to do that, he needs to change his cousin’s thinking, avoid the death dodger Tong Pangsak, and make … Continue reading Chewy Noh and the Jamais Vu

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

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

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

Chewy Noh and the Fall of the Mu-dang

The original!!!!! Chewy Noh has problems. He was born with them. Two weeks after his birth, the family fortune-teller saw bad things in his future...and she was right. The school bully hates him and will stop at nothing to get rid of him. His mother suddenly can't get out of bed, complaining of horrible headaches. … Continue reading Chewy Noh and the Fall of the Mu-dang

The Fine Line of Adults in Middle Grade and YA

The Fine Line of Adults in Middle Grade and YA This is probably not the first time you’ve heard someone raise this issue. I’ve seen a large number of other writers/reviewers comment on the same—the seemingly lack of parental presence in many novels aimed at younger readers. They find it outrageous and are rather unforgiving … Continue reading The Fine Line of Adults in Middle Grade and YA