Fact or fiction in COPYBOY? It’s all about the story

COPYBOY launch in Knoxville at the East Tennessee History Center.

Fact or fiction in COPYBOY? It’s all about the story

The answer to how much of COPYBOY is “true” is a more difficult question to answer than the same question about PAPERBOY. I talked a little about this at the Knoxville launch of COPYBOY at the East Tennessee History Center, sponsored by the Friends of Knox County...
Where does a Copyboy find his voice?

Readers attend the COPYBOY launch in Memphis.

Where does a Copyboy find his voice?

Close friends and relatives state with a quizzical eye that I genuinely seem to enjoy crisscrossing the country to talk about my books. My answer is that I have never enjoyed anything as much. The book launch in Memphis for COPYBOY on July 31 is a good example. I did...
Perhaps an appropriate reading age is a matter of the heart

At the American Library Association Annual Conference with Pam Renfrow, center, and Mona Batchelor. Pam is manager, curriculum specialists at Britannica Digital Learning. Mona is librarian at McKenzie (Tennessee) High School.

Perhaps an appropriate reading age is a matter of the heart

The wonderful Alison Krauss sings this lyric that has always haunted me: “You say it best when you say nothing at all.” That phrase sifted through my head as I read Mona Batchelor’s review of COPYBOY on her blog, “The Hiking Librarian.” Mona is a school librarian from...
Three-city launch in Tennessee for COPYBOY

Novel, the bookstore, in Memphis' Laurelwood Shopping Center.

Three-city launch in Tennessee for COPYBOY

COPYBOY, the sequel to PAPERBOY, is launching across the state of Tennessee in the coming weeks. Readers in West Tennessee have a chance to attend a book talk in Memphis where the story begins; East Tennessee readers can hear about the new book at my author talks in...
Librarians as far as the eye can see

Mona Batchelor, librarian at McKenzie (Tennessee) High School and past president of the Tennessee Association of School Librarians, dropped by the Capstone Booth at the ALA Annual Conference.

Librarians as far as the eye can see

Librarians are an amazing lot. First, they are readers but then they parlay that love of the written word to others in their sphere. A book that is unread is just so much ink and paper (or possibly electronic blips on a screen.) Librarians and booksellers are the ones...
New book, new website, new blog

New book, new website, new blog

Many of you have heard about COPYBOY, the sequel to PAPERBOY, that will be published by Capstone on Aug. 1. However, we need an official announcement – so here it is. COPYBOY picks up the story of the young paperboy six years later when he is 17 and facing a challenge...