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Real-Life Guy

One of the characters in The Scavengers was inspired by the work of this man (as well as some of the spirit of Tom Morello and the tenacity of Thomas “Hitman” Hearns).

What Is A “Tween” Book?

The Scavengers is the first “tween” (or “middle-grade”) book I’ve written. What is a “tween” book? Well, the publisher tells me it’s intended for “pre-teens,” generally defined as 8-12 year olds. Certainly Maggie–the protagonist–falls within that demographic, and I did write with that audience in mind, I hope to some good effect.

However: My ideal “tween” reader is someone between 9 and 90, give or take a few years on either end. The humor, the anger, the dilemma, the hope, the yarn running through The Scavengers is simply my best attempt to write a story that will keep readers turning the pages no matter their age.

I mean, there is at least one snot joke, but who doesn’t like a good snot joke?

Encore Tent Show Tonight – Live From Stoughton

If you’re within range of one of these stations tonight (Saturday, August 23rd) we hope you’ll join Mike as he hosts another edition of Tent Show Radio  live from Stoughton (features singer/songwriter Barbara Jean as well as the Blue Canvas Orchestra and Singers and two songs by Mike). Information on streaming the show here.

In this episode’s monologue – delivered from the backstage dressing room with the one lonely little lightbulb burnin’ –Mike explains why he did not compete in the 2018 Olympics (and also name-checks the Happy Schnapps Combo).

You can join the Tent Show Radio Facebook page here.

REMINDER: Most of this year’s previous Tent Show Radio episodes available for streaming anytime – just click here.