Cover of The Ghost of Lady Rei by Adam Stemple

The Ghost of Lady Rei

Lace and Blade 5Marion Zimmer Bradley Literary Works Trust (February, 2019) When Paradox Magazine closed its doors, I despaired of ever selling another Ken’ichi and Master Shichiro story. Where does one even sell Medieval Japanese detective stories? To the lovely people with Lace & Blade it turns out. In this installment, the duo are called […]

Read More »

Cover of Animal Stories by Jane Yolen, Adam Stemple, Heidi E. Y. Stemple, and Jason Stemple

Animal Stories

with Jane Yolen,Heidi E.Y. Stemple, and Jason StempleNational Geographic Children’s Books 2014 Writing with my whole family was amazing. And we got a starred review from Booklist! See also: Fly with Me *STARRED REVIEW* “This engaging large-format volume offers 19 surprising, amusing, and endearing stories of real animals doing unusual things…Well suited to reading alone […]

Read More »

Cover of Fly with Me by Jane Yolen, Adam Stemple, Heidi E.Y. Stemple, Jason Stemple

Fly with Me

with Jane Yolen, Heidi E.Y. Stemple, and Jason StempleNational Geographic Children’s Books 2018 The family collaboration started in Animal Stories continues in this big, beautiful book. Starred review in Kirkus! Buy it from an indie bookstore! *STARRED REVIEW* “Yolen and her three children celebrate birds with a lavishly illustrated compendium of facts, photographs, and poetry…As […]

Read More »

Cover of Cornell Lab Publishing Group

Crow Not Crow

with Jane YolenIllustrated by Elizabeth DulembaCornell Lab Publishing Group (August 27, 2018) My first picture book! A young girl learns to bird using the “Crow not Crow” method. Buy it from an indie bookstore! There’s a little teacher’s guide at Unleashing Readers. (Some lovely reviews as well!) “Descriptions and photos of all the birds illustrated […]

Read More »

Cover of B.U.G (Big Ugly Guy)


Penguin 2013 If you’re a middle-grader who’s made a golem, what do you do with him? Well, if you’re Sammy, you make him the drummer in your klezmer band! Buy B.U.G. from a local indie bookstore. A magical coming-of-age story that addresses the themes of bullying, friendship, good versus evil, first crushes, and making good […]

Read More »

Cover of The Dragon Book

The Tsar’s Dragons

Edited by Jack Dann and Gardner DozoisAndersen Press Ltd 2009 The Russian revolution, but with dragons. Years later we turned this into the well-received novella, The Last Tsar’s Dragons. Vivid, gripping and actually riveting as the Red Danger takes a whole new meaning here. Loved it. —The Book Smugglers

Read More »

Cover of The hostage Prince by Jane Yolen and Adam Stemple

The Hostage Prince (The Seelie Wars Book 1)

with Jane Yolen Viking 2013 The first in a middle grade trilogy in which a young elven prince is traded as a hostage to keep the two opposing fey kingdoms from war, and a midwife’s apprentice helps him escape. Buy The Hostage Prince from an independent bookstore. “An entertaining, thrilling fantasy with a host of […]

Read More »