Fourteen-year-old Clementine Harper is spending the winter on the small island of Martha’s Vineyard. She’s what the locals call a “Washashore” — an outsider. Clem doesn’t fit in . . . here. Her parent’s aren’t getting along . . . here. Coco, her best friend from Boston, just plain isn’t . . . here.


I like to write about reading and writing books for young people, researching my latest article, my fascination with birds, life as a parent, adventures in publishing, and whatever else comes to mind. Why don’t you stick around for a bit? And don’t be afraid to leave a comment!


A former daily newspaper reporter, I like to write feature articles about people who are creating something new or working to solve problems in the world as they see it. I also write personal essays and am drawn to stories that engage a sense of history or a strong sense of place.