My newest book, available both as an ebook and in print, is something very different from my fantasy. You might call it a historical novel, set in the early 1960s, entitled How I Survived Junior High.

Shelley Langdon is 12 years old, just leaving a small elementary school for a big junior high, where she will spend 7th, 8th, and 9th grades. Life was easy, back before cell phones, cable TV, and streaming video, right? Wrong!

Shelley's experiences are both painful and very funny, as she worries about acceptance by the popular clique, her changing body, and, oh yes, what the teachers are trying to teach her. It is a story of friendship and coming of age. Who is more obnoxious, her little brother or the school principal? Will she be able to climb the rope all the way to the gym ceiling? And will any boy ever ask her for a date? I deny that the story is autobiographical.