Books

I’ve been fortunate to work on books that benefit children, families, and communities.

The Connected Child book

  • The Connected Child (McGraw-Hill), co-authored with leaders of the Karyn Purvis Institute of Child Development at Texas Christian University. Named Outstanding Book of the Year by ASJA, The Connected Child continues to get 5-star reviews and Brain, Child magazine recently gave it high praise. More than 145,000 copies sold; translated into two languages.
  • Two editions of Talking with Teens About Alcohol, a 48-page handbook written in collaboration with a leading academic researcher. Published for general audiences by Mothers Against Drunk Driving, these titles reach one parent every 22 minutes.
  • Edited a how-to for a regional non-profit, designed to support adults and youth who are partnering to reduce alcohol and substance abuse in their communities.
  • Co-authoring a book with an internationally-recognized human services agency about their leading-edge parenting practices; the proposal is about to be released.

In addition, I’ve served as a book doctor, editor, and ghostwriter on a range of other titles. One of my specialties is shaping order out of chaos; I’ve got a knack for excavating narrative and structure from a pile of information.

Looking to write a book? Consider these questions.

Pursuit! The basic story arc.