With my first book!
Welcome to my website! Here's some info about me... I was born in Brooklyn and grew up in Great Neck on Long Island, a suburb of New York City. I'm the youngest of three brothers. I started writing stories in fourth grade and never stopped!
I love to travel. Here I am in front of a mural painted on what is left of the Berlin Wall in Germany (right) and visiting ancient statues in Luxor, Egypt (left)!
Now I write books! Here are my friends Anastasia and Harry with one of my books (left) and my desk where I write (right). You can see that sometimes I don't use a computer but write the story into a notebook. Later, I type it.
Right now I live in Vienna, Austria, in Europe. Austria borders Italy, Slovenia, Hungary, Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Germany, and Switzerland. Vienna is the capital city of Austria. About 2 million people live here.
You may have heard that every year near Christmas time they have parades for kids with monsters called Krampus! To the right and left are photos from a Krampus parade.
German is the official language of Austria but each region has its own dialect and slang. Here in Vienna, the German everyone speaks sounds to me something like my grandma's Yiddish.
To the right and left are signs in German. Feel free to try to guess what they say!
Thanks so much for visiting my website! I hope it has all the info you’re looking for. Elsewhere on the web you can watch a 30 minute interview with me that aired on Ohio NPR (skip to 10:30 for a discussion of The Witch's Guide to Cooking with Children) and of course go right ahead and friend me on facebook.
Me as a Kid
My Bio Page