Algonquin Young Readers

#MyrtleMondays: Stansberry Pie

Oh, the last gasp of summer. Actually, we have been gasping here lately with the crazy heat and the air quality and the rising COVID numbers (and, thank goodness, a local return of mask mandates!). As I wind up revisions on Myrtle Hardcastle #4 while prepping for Kansas City’s Planet Comicon (come see me at… Read more »

#MyrtleMondays: Your Holiday Gift List

I’m known as the gift guru in our family (that’s an unofficial title). If anyone needs an idea for the perfect present for somebody, they come to me. This year, I’m sharing this superprowess with you, Dear Reader, should you find yourself in need of the Perfect Holiday Gift for the Victorian mystery fan (or,… Read more »

#MyrtleMondays: Riddle Me This…

This week is the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) virtual conference—an event I was originally scheduled to attend in person, to share the Myrtle Hardcastle Mysteries with educators from all over America. Of course, those plans have been rearranged a bit, so my appearance there will now be pre-recorded and hosted at the… Read more »