Some of the Questions I Get Asked... A LOT!


Q: Do you have a dog?

A: We had a dog named Kipper for 13 years. He filled our lives with crazyness and taught me more than I ever needed to know about dogs. We are sad that he’s now gone, but thankful that he lived a long and good life.

Q: What kind of dog was Kipper?

A: Nobody knows what kind of dog Kipper was. He was probably a mixture of many breeds. We liked to think of him as "one of a kind."

Q: What kind of dog is Fenway?

A: Fenway is a Jack Russell terrier.

Q: Is Fenway based on your real dog?

A: Not quite! The idea of writing from a dog's point of view came from Kipper's insecurities and I certainly learned a lot about dogs from Kipper. But to be honest, Fenway's personality is much more like mine than my dog's!

Q: Where can I buy FENWAY AND HATTIE?

A: FENWAY AND HATTIE is available in book stores, from on-line retailers, and through the Scholastic Reading Club. You can order by following the links on my Books page. My neighborhood bookseller, Henry Bear's Park, always has autographed books in stock and will ship anywhere in the US. Please call 781-646-9400 to place an order.

Q: Will there be a fourth FENWAY AND HATTIE book?

A. Yes! FENWAY AND HATTIE IN THE WILD is coming on May 7, 2019 & you can preorder NOW. Order direct from the publisher by clicking HERE, or click on a bookseller for preordering info: Your local independent book store, Amazon, or Barnes & Noble.

Q. How can I get into your SECRET PAGE?

A.  For all the info on the Secret Page, click HERE.

Q. How do I access the FENWAY AND HATTIE resource padlet?

A.  For my special padlet for all things FENWAY AND HATTIE, click HERE

Q.  Are you available to visit schools?

A.  YES! Visiting schools is one of my #1 favorite things to do! Check out all the info HERE.

Q. Do you Skype with classes who've read one of your books?

A.  I'm currently only able to offer 30-minute Q&A Skype visits on a very limited basis for $200. If you're interested please email me to check my schedule. 

Q. Do you have a Teacher & Librarian newsletter?

A.  YES! I periodically send out secret info, contest opportunities, & late breaking news for teachers & school librarians. You can sign up by clicking HERE.

Q. What are some of your favorite dog books?

A: My favorite books from a dog's point of view are: RIBSY by Beverly Cleary and BUNNICULA by James Howe. And some of my favorite dog movies are AIR BUD, BOLT, and the timeless classic SNOOPY COME HOME!

Q. If I liked FENWAY AND HATTIE, what other books would I enjoy?

A. There are SO many books to discover and enjoy! But here are a few books that I think will appeal to fans of FENWAY AND HATTIE:  the ALL ABOUT SAM series by Lois Lowry, MR. & MRS. BUNNY: DETECTIVES EXTRAORDINAIRE by Polly Horvath, THE MOUSE & THE MOTORCYCLE by Beverly Cleary, FOURTH GRADE WEIRDO by Martha Freeman, THE CHICKEN DOESN'T SKATE by Gordon Korman, VILONIA BEEBE TAKES CHARGE by Kristin L. Gray, & THE MIDNIGHT WAR OF MATEO MARTINEZ by Robin Yardi. 

Q. What is ONE SCHOOL, ONE BOOK?

A. One School, One Book is an exciting community reading program administered by Read to Them where the whole school reads the same book at the same time. I'm beyond thrilled that FENWAY AND HATTIE is a One School, One Book selection! You can find out more here.

Q. Is it okay to record videos (or audios) of someone reading each chapter of FENWAY AND HATTIE to make available to our community for ONE SCHOOL, ONE BOOK?

A. It's okay as long as you follow my publisher's guidelines. Click the button below for complete information.  

 My dog Kipper liked to sit behind my chair while I'm writing.

My dog Kipper liked to sit behind my chair while I'm writing.