Archive for the ‘ Travels and Adventures ’ Category


Walking and Talking with Elizabeth Wein

Yes, it’s the first ever international Walking and Talking comic. This one is based on my walk/talk this summer in Edinburgh, Scotland, with the beloved author of Code Name Verity, Elizabeth Wein. And there’s big news here – she’s crossing over to nonfiction for an upcoming book!


The “Carlisle” in action

This is really cool. Last week I visited a high school in the town of Penn Yan, NY, and the librarian had me give a presentation on my book Undefeated just for the football team. They seemed to be into it – but it’s not always easy to tell with teenagers. But then, this week, […]


Undefeated Win Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor!

Amazing news: Undefeated has won a 2017 Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor for nonfiction! In a weird and slightly awkward coincidence, I was at the award announcements. It was an event for librarians in New York City, and I’d spoken on a panel earlier in the day, and I was still there, sitting way back in […]


“The Librarian Is In” Features Undefeated

I always say that librarians are my closest allies – we’re all working together to try to get books into the hands of kids and teens. So it’s especially cool to see Undefeated featured in this new New York Public Library podcast! I also did this recent newspaper interview about the book, and upcoming projects. […]


Here Be Monsters meets Benedict Arnold

In this new episode of the podcast Here Be Monsters, I get to talk about two of my favorite subjects: why history textbooks suck, and Benedict Arnold!


walking and talking with Rebecca Stead

Very excited to share the newest edition of my Walking and Talking comic! Rebecca Stead starts off by saying she’s not sure how to write a novel – but then goes on to explain exactly how to do it. Totally different from how I set out to write a book, which is part of what […]


New Podcast Interview

I’m excited to be a part of this episode of the Rumble Strip podcast, with Erica Heilman. We talk about my life as a textbook writer, the politics of America’s creation story, and, naturally, Benedict Arnold’s leg. If I say so, I think the show is really cool.


Two New Interviews

Been keeping a pretty low profile these days, while I finish up work on the new book. Lots more on that soon. But I recently did a couple of interviews, which I think had some interesting questions. The first was with Tim Podell for his podcast Good Conversations. We talked mainly about Most Dangerous. Next […]


What I’ve Been Up To…

For the couple months or so I’ve been busy with two things: finishing up the manuscript of a new book, and lots of travel and school visits. I talk a little about the upcoming book in this interview – and lots more to come soon. The highlight of my recent travel was getting to hang […]