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For Teachers

Dear Teachers,


I have been working to make this website chock full of information and resources for you to use in your classrooms to "make the past come alive."


I will describe what you can find here once I get it all set up, but be advised that there will be pictures, videos (readalouds, blogs, background information), audeos (speeches and music), and documents (maps, lyrics, etc.) pertaining to the history in my two novels for kids, A Buss from Lafayette, and The Riddle of Penncroft Farm.


Meanwhile, if you have read any of my historical fiction novels with your class, I would be happy to "beam" into your classroom via Skype, FaceTime, or Google Hangouts (gratis) to answer questions students might have (schedule permitting).


Contact me at to set up a classroom e-visit.


Also, if any of your students create art, video, or other pieces about any of my books, please send them (or links to them) to and I will post them on this website.


(Note the Reader Spotlight tab up above.) 






Here's a very short intro I made for The Riddle of Penncroft Farm.


If it does not display properly on this page, use the link below to watch it on Vimeo!

This book has been used in classrooms across the U.S. to enrich the study of the American Revolution ever since it was first published. Many dedicated teachers have posted quizzes, lessons, etc. about Riddle online. Here are some of the projects posted by teachers and students I found online.