Friday, April 23, 2010


I recently got a sample of the artwork for my upcoming book, Signs of Trouble, which will be published this summer. No, the book isn't about American Sign Language, but about kids with learning disabilities. One of my already published books, The Peril of the Sinister Scientist, has a main character who uses a wheelchair.
I don't usually plan to write about characters with special needs, but they seem to pop into the stories anyway. I guess that's because I've known so many people who have conditions like that. And maybe my books will help kids who read them realize that people who have special needs are not that different.


  1. I think its great to incorporate special needs people into a story. I never thought of it, but now I'm making it a point to do so.

    Stephen Tremp

  2. Great idea! It is more common in Canada to be inclusive. I spent many years teaching special needs students. Thanks for the e-mail!