Coming summer 2020 from Simon & Schuster!
What if a Fish is a middle grade children's novel about two brothers: Little Eddie and Big Eddie.
From Minnesota to Colombia and back again
Eleven-year-old Eddie Aguado is convinced winning the 14th Annual Arne Hopkins Dock Fishing Tournament will bring him closer to his dad, who died when Eddie was five. With his father’s fishing gear, help from his older half-brother, and his trusty encyclopedia, he's sure he's up for the challenge. But when an ailing grandmother in Cartagena, Colombia, takes him miles from his home in Minnesota, Eddie finds himself far from ready—and even further from his father.
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Over the past few months, I’ve finished final edits on my memoir, rewrites and edits on my forthcoming middle-grade novel, and started taking on freelance copy editing work.
I’m so excited to work with Amanda Ramirez at Simon & Schuster Children’s. Thanks to my agent Thao Le of Sandra Dijkstra Literary for finding such a good home for What If a Fish!
I'm overjoyed to have my 2018 grant request approved for the Artist Initiative Grant. I'll be working on my middle-grade novel, as well as bringing kids into nature to enjoy some readings by local writers for children.
I'm so honored that my story “Fishing” will be part of this collection of stories for children. The University of Minnesota Press has published a wonderful anthology put together by Jay Peterson (former manager of Magers & Quinn Bookstore) and Collette Morgan (owner of Wild Rumpus Bookstore).