We’ve known each other since our two boys were in Junior Kindergarten together. Jean is an experienced children’s writer, and like me, always looking for stories for boys that are just plain fun to read. Not edgy. Not preachy. Just fun, interesting stories. Finally, we decided we would just write the stories we were looking for, and Dude! represents our first collection. Our ten original stories cover a range of genres, including science fiction, fantasy, adventure, mystery, sports and historical fiction–a young Sherlock Holmes even makes an appearance! The second volume is “under construction” and promises more sports, fantasy, time travel, and adventure.
Though written first for the enjoyment of young readers, Dude! has the potential to be used effectively in classrooms for readers in grades 6 through 9.
Dude! is available at most online bookstores and can be purchased in paperback or ebook format. Here are some links: