The Honest Truth

My debut middle grade book, The Honest Truth, was released on January 27, 2015! It’s a moving, fast-paced adventure about a boy, his dog, and the adventure of a lifetime.

It is available in hardcover, paperback, as an ebook, as an audiobook CD, or a digital audiobook. You can buy it from your local independent bookstore, or by clicking any of these links:

INDIEBOUND                BARNES & NOBLE                AMAZON                iTUNES

Here’s the gist:

“In all the ways that matter, Mark is a normal kid. He’s got a dog named Beau and a best friend, Jessie. He likes to take photos and write haiku poems in his notebook. He dreams of climbing a mountain one day.

But in one important way, Mark is not like other kids at all. Mark is sick. The kind of sick that means hospitals. And treatments. The kind of sick some people never get better from.

So Mark runs away. He leaves home with his camera, his notebook, his dog, and a plan. A plan to reach the top of Mount Rainier. Even if it’s the last thing he ever does.

The Honest Truth is a rare and extraordinary novel about big questions, small moments, and one incredible journey.”

The Honest Truth is a very important book to me. I hope you enjoy it.

Book Trailer!  Check this out great trailer for the book, made by Seattle librarian Julie Hembree. I love it!

Behind the Scenes Videos with the Author!   Have you, your class, or your students read The Honest Truth? Did you have any questions about the story, where the ideas came from, or the setting? I’ve made a number of videos that I shot “on location” from several of the places where the story happens, giving some behind-the-scenes background on my writing process and the story itself. They’re all up on youTube, or you can watch them all right here: