Some deep thoughts (okay, not really) about life . . .
If I were independently wealthy I would spend my time reading, writing, and fishing. Since I'm not wealthy, and I have to pay the bills, I guess I'll occasionally stop by my classroom (that happens to be full of grade five monkeys) and see if I can teach them a thing or two. I hope you enjoy snooping around my site.
The Top 10 Ways to Ruin the First Day of School
Ten-Year Anniversary Edition
Over 122,000 copies in print!
Print and Kindle versions can be purchased at Amazon (USA) by clicking here. It is also available in print and Kindle versions at Amazon's numerous worldwide sites. It is also available from Illusion Publishing.
Originally published as The Top 10 Ways to Ruin the First Day of 5th Grade, but now it has a new cover and a new title, The Top 10 Ways to Ruin the First Day of School. It is the same humorous book with the same humorous story that kids love!
An International Reading Association and Children's Book Council "Children's Choices" Honor Book
An Alabama "Children's Choice Book Award" Winner
"Nonstop wacky action." - School Library
"A quick, fun read that will appeal to would-be show offs everywhere." -Booklist
"This very funny, very silly book is filled with kids, teachers and parents who will make you laugh - when you're not chuckling about Tony's latest antics." -The Washington Post
Summary: Anthony Madison, a.k.a. Tony Baloney, can't get enough of the Late Show with David Letterman. He loves the Late Show and will stop at nothing to get himself on the program. But to get from Kansas City to New York City, he'll have to pull out all the stops. With his own brand of Top Ten lists, and stunts that range from photocopying his hinder to taking to the field in a bear suit at a professional football game, Tony takes the NFL, MTV, New York City, the Hells Angels, his teacher, friends, family, and readers on an uproarious ride to remember.
Dracula: The Real Story
Print and Kindle versions can be purchased at Amazon (USA) by clicking here. It is also available in print and Kindle versions at Amazon’s numerous worldwide sites. It is also available from Illusion Publishing.
Dracula: The Real Story follows the intriguing life of the notorious Vlad Dracula, a little-known fifteenth century Romanian prince. Dracula’s saga as hostage, fugitive, and prisoner molded him into an influential and feared warlord caught between the powerful Ottoman and European Empires. His clever and ruthless war tactics — which earned him the savage nickname Vlad the Impaler — helped preserve his homeland and earned him respect from his enemies and compatriots alike.
Many people today think of Dracula as a bloodsucking night demon that terrorized the living. Many Romanians of the fifteenth century considered him a hero who gave his life for his country. But to others, he was one of the cruelest villains of all time. Was he a bloodsucker, a hero, or a villain? Perhaps he was all three.
“A narrative that retains its crispness without sacrificing its moments of drama, this biography provides a balanced and accurate overview of Vlad the Impaler (Dracula), and is an excellent resource for young students.”—DR. ELIZABETH MILLER, President of the Canadian Chapter of the Transylvanian Society of Dracula
“Want to get juveniles interested in history? Begin with Dracula: The Real Story: there's no better way of creating this interest than with a work of nonfiction that uses the specter of a real-life 'vampire' and then brings it to life with vivid, rich and interactive descriptions! Dracula: The Real Story is a juvenile biography at its best: and because the subject involves a somewhat sinister figure, it'll attract more leisure readers in the 9-12 age group than most biographies.” - D. Donovan, eBook Reviewer, Midwest Book Review