I am currently a student at Vermont College of Fine Arts in the Writing for Children and Young Adults program. I am an elementary school librarian in Ithaca, NY.
At the writing of this Decepticonography my wife, Amy, and I have a son who is 3 months old named Avi. He is friggin’ awesome. He is named after one of me and my wife’s favorite children’s author.
I am a Kung Fu warrior.
I occasionally write Newbery acceptance speeches in the shower or on road trips.
I write so that I may someday hobnob with my favorite authors and call them by their first names and be their kids’ godfather. But like, the Marlon Brando kind. Not Pacino.
I do not enter numbers into the microwave that end in evens. My coffee warms up at 57 seconds and my popcorn at 3 minutes and 43 seconds. I try not to play the piano when I’m the only one in the house for fear of opening a doorway into some kind of demon world.
I also write songs.
I would like to entertain you.
That is all.