Excerpt from 

Backyard Bigfoot


Contemporary Novels for the Middle Grades 

Fast-paced, character driven novels for kids living in a post 9-11 world


Like someone invading my personal space, the forest leaned in.  I wanted to back away, but everywhere I turned more trees towered, more twigs and bushes grabbed at my sandals and pulled my hair.  Even the smell, like a mildewing rag left on the kitchen counter clutched at me.

"What would you do with a Bigfoot?"  It was meant to sound indifferent, but my voice squeaked and told the truth.  Tattle tale. 

Quinn's muddy brown eyes narrowed.  His rosy cheeks puffed out.  Then he laughed:  a  musical note like the short powerful blow of a trumpet.  A warning.     

"No one CATCHES a Bigfoot, dummy."