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My books include THE PARKER INHERITANCE, THE GREAT GREENE HEIST and TO CATCH A CHEAT. Faculty at VCFA MFA. Former structural engineer. VCFA and OU Alum. He/Him

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Joined Twitter 2/25/09


@JerryCraft Congratulations, my man. You deserve it!Woot!! https://t.co/p94FXZF8aP @jasminewarga Congratulations, Jasmine!So happy for Cyn and Amy!!! https://t.co/WDYSJn4eO9Yay! https://t.co/q1nCetksOrWoot!!! Cynthia! https://t.co/sdwlQJjBeN @ranger_abby I am so sorry, Abby.#KOBE - I've never told this story to anyone but my wife, but I'm finding it hard to think about anything else at t… https://t.co/gGoDGSXZeY
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1/27
2020
Damn. Just heard the news. #ripkobe @misskubelik @sibloom24 Maybe... I know that happened with When You Reach Me.
1/26
2020
If you keep asking “where are all the comics and graphic novels about black and brown kids BY actual black and brow… https://t.co/GYPBZJV9X7
Retweeted by Varian Johnson @hThore1 October 6!!! @sibloom24 Okay, Sam is right. Don't tweet if you've already won. DM me instead. https://t.co/XbBjPAtcguIf memory serves me correctly, some of the #alamw20 winners already know if they're books won an award. So spill it… https://t.co/v77gYW8jeG @shannondrewthis Lol...tell them to get extra copies for us!Hey, if you're at #alamw20, swing by the Scholastic booth and pick up this sneak peek of TWINS. I THINK this might… https://t.co/aiSWeZ5NlXTrue story. #comics https://t.co/L1fAfl0uje
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1/25
2020
🖤🖤🖤 https://t.co/U937yEmhqF
Retweeted by Varian JohnsonFor everyone going to #alamw20, have fun! I'll be cheering you on and watching the awards in Costa Rica. #SorryNotSorryAnd, on the off chance that you book IS awarded, you are totally allowed to cut a sticker from the jacket of anothe… https://t.co/H3OB5Vwx7s @Sonderbooks And my committee was only 5 people. Yours was what...15? I couldn't even image navigating that!All that being said, after going through the whirlwind of emotions leading up to ALA 2019, I do not envy any of you. Be kind to yourselves.And of course, whether your book gets one of those stickers or not, kids will read and love your books! That's the… https://t.co/N5UXFsAMG5Please try to remember, even of your name isn't called, it doesn't mean that members of the committee did not like… https://t.co/hzEz6RTlwnAfter serving as a National Book Awards judge this year, I have a newfound understanding of just how hard it is to… https://t.co/c4nPBV5AgJ
1/23
2020
You know I had to participate in this specific meme! TWINS "Easy Breezy" redraw starring the good kids Richard, A… https://t.co/Vmcv8sI67Y
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1/22
2020
Me at 7:00 PM: Oh, it'll be totally okay to drink this coffee. It's just a little bit. Me at 5:12 AM: Past-me is an idiot.
1/21
2020
@ElawReads She stood when they read a selection from her creative thesis! @ElawReads She in the back row, but is blocked by someone else's head.What Cyn said! https://t.co/fEXuTXWYDH
1/20
2020
@AmyLangeKawmura Love it!
1/18
2020
Congratulations! I'm so proud of you! https://t.co/p40p3gAyulIt was even worse for twins. https://t.co/DjRyIpSFrv
1/17
2020
Alas, I checked her temp again. She is not a superhero.I really hope she's the Human Torch. https://t.co/FJTZB4pffNSo according to this thermometer, either my kid had a temp of 94.7, which is too low, or she has a temp of 109.3, w… https://t.co/ZXkybyHqSq @boltcity Whoa. I never knew this about you!
1/16
2020
@jasminewarga Disney+ exactly what my oldest is on right now. We do what we must!Me, on Sunday night: Alright, I'm gonna get so much work done this week... MON: Kid has 30 minute swim lesson. TU… https://t.co/9edQOJwZFeAnd I'm sharing this specific page from TWINS (because it was in the cover reveal video, which was public, so I thi… https://t.co/8oTXITFe3g
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1/15
2020
Whoa! Love those sticky tabs, @misskubelik! https://t.co/ToBqtUlFu3Congrats, Jason! https://t.co/QpUkZWq6Yu
1/13
2020
@aprilhenrybooks Oops! https://t.co/XaZVe7Lhu0 @aprilhenrybooks Biggest things for me: searing the meat before cooking, cooking for 20 minutes a pound, and a 10 t… https://t.co/gUnZhq7bWd @aprilhenrybooks I use this one, with some tweaks, and without the potatoes and veggies. @aprilhenrybooks I love making hard-boiled eggs in mine. As well as pot roast! @kathys_quill @erinentrada You and me both, Kathy.
1/12
2020
@chavelaque And I loved Laura Dern and Ray Liotta. @chavelaque I loved the choreography/cinematography in the big fight scene. How they're always moving, yet always… https://t.co/TvHHaJj5gE @shawnkstout I'm so sorry, Shawn. @haleshannon 5 drafts. Then the contract was canceled.🤬
1/11
2020
@EvanChasesCats Ah! Evan! I owe you an email! (Also, welcome to Austin!)
1/10
2020
@mikemaihack Yeah, it's a hard one to find. The Ultra Megatropolis, I think. @mikemaihack @Hot_Wheels Mike! You have the Corkscrew! I want it so badly! (I mean, the girls want it so badly.) Ni… https://t.co/GO63AVvxzP @kneelunge This was done over the holiday break - bit by bit. They've built other tracks before, but this is the fi… https://t.co/CkX0pfc8waMuch thanks to Minh Lê, Nic Stone, Jason Reynolds, Laura Ruby, Jenni Holm, and Vera Brosgol. No Hot Wheels set is c… https://t.co/J1dQJlG4WJPosted this on FB last night.... the completed Hot Wheels track! (How did we do, @Hot_Wheels?) #BlackGirlMagic @NSBE https://t.co/I7KpY7LfcJ
1/9
2020
@bottomshelfbks @DCComicsKids @andie_t @Worstwizard @CommentAiry @jimchadwick1217 @michelewells Lucky me! Some of u… https://t.co/XJibSIz4MF @carolinetc @maggielehrman @JonathanAuxier Caroline, who are these "very rich, book-loving friends" you speak of, and can you spare a few?In case you missed our big news before the holidays — save the date for November 7 and 8, 2020! https://t.co/ylpUFf8ve4
Retweeted by Varian Johnson @maggielehrman @carolinetc @JonathanAuxier But don't you have to talk to people you don't know if you work at a boo… https://t.co/mlNPxQy2Az @carolinetc @JonathanAuxier I'm totally in the "edit" category!
1/8
2020
Time to get excited! Only three short weeks until the announcement of the 2020 Youth Media Awards! Watch live from… https://t.co/UfpBmhAnDv
Retweeted by Varian Johnson @mpendleton Wednesday for us....It is Monday, January 6...and school still hasn't started yet.
1/6
2020
@JulieWbach Good luck on your new adventure!
1/4
2020
Whoa. https://t.co/hY5EY9RNhTJust a refresher, and some designs have been altered a tad over time, but these are some of the amazing kids you’ll… https://t.co/jkX2DZOjFn
Retweeted by Varian JohnsonSlowly working on the @Hot_Wheels track to end all Hot Wheels tracks. Working on the big finale.... https://t.co/mkhXMyoSIS
1/3
2020
Oh, cool! PARKER is the #ReadAcrossAmerica MG book of the month! https://t.co/CW55KWYrn3Today is the day! The cover reveal for THE BRIDGE is coming! Can't wait for you to see it! https://t.co/6D0LMOOHmw
Retweeted by Varian Johnson @LRGiles Hmm....I use one credit card for all business stuff; two bank accounts (all deposits go into one; all exp… https://t.co/17Wy5OgmO5
1/2
2020
I'd love to see Renée Watson, Phil Bildner, Kate Messner, Matt de la Pena, or Meg Medina in the role! https://t.co/dF4pyF8GuI @ElawReads I loved working with Jane and Anu on the series. (Plus, I get to say I worked with the author of Fancy N… https://t.co/VN3ms9FWgQAlso, I really gotta update my website.My tenth book was published last week! WHAT WERE THE NEGRO LEAGUES? It's a great introduction to all the famous (an… https://t.co/54lhcsb8AcSkip the New Year's Eve specials. Go see Knives Out instead. It's a great murder mystery. Also Chris Evans is offic… https://t.co/3NMoLYi2sz
1/1
2019
The way I see it, the time period of 2010-2019 is a social construct (based on the Gregorian calendar). So, no swea… https://t.co/znucb613nT @libtechGT @ProjectLITComm Oh, I'm so, so glad you enjoyed it! Hopefully your students will enjoy it as well! @LMWArizona @kellyyanghk @lieberrian Thanks, Lisa! (And Kelly, I'll be in HK in March. Remind me and I'll bring cop… https://t.co/yf8r88ZuFJHello! Working on an El Deafo-related project. If you have a picture of yourself or someone else dressed up as El D… https://t.co/rR04J4iZRD
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12/31
2019
So for no real reason at all, let's talk about a comic creator who I feel gets overlooked too often by a lot of you… https://t.co/4TfAREAYp1
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12/30
2019
My hope for 2020: To have my six-year-old MBA hold on for long enough for @Apple to issue a new Air without the cra… https://t.co/jt9qWrqVNw @ArthurALevine1 Whoa! Arthur! Best wishes and speedy recovery! @shannondrewthis @90secondnewbery @krcomics Oh, sounds fun! @shannondrewthis @TXLA Ah, @chadsell01! (Chad, we have a friend in common - @marywinnheider! Also, I loved Cardboard Kingdom!) @shannondrewthis For a lot of the state lists, librarians will choose the initial books for the “master” list, and… https://t.co/LEIicibpSP
12/27
2019
Played every Christmas (sometimes more) since 1993 @darianbjohnson https://t.co/H0Tzjz64PvJust wanted to wish everyone a Happy Holidays from myself and the girlies, Maureen and Francine~ Have fun, stay w… https://t.co/TvzmiOkWtH
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12/25
2019
I love you, Austin TX! And your road signs too! #babyYoda https://t.co/fJewWZkJ5r
Retweeted by Varian Johnson @JanetCostaBates @barrylyga Music to my ears. Thank you! @jenbigheart Ha. That was supposed to be Luke. @jenbigheart And I'll add Like for good measure. @jenbigheart Done! @barrylyga That's how I'm leaning. I'm not much of a gamer. Just need something for streaming and hopefully writing. @barrylyga So, trying to figure out a stop-gap until Apple hopefully updates the new Airs with the new (old)keyboard. @barrylyga For me, I'm on a 1st Gen iPad Air (with 16 GB). I prefer working on my MBA, but it's long in the tooth..… https://t.co/XlaqKI9fgW @barrylyga Good points. Thanks, Barry!
12/21
2019
All you writers out there who write on iPads -- Is the lower-cost iPad good enough for writing, or would you suggest the iPad Air?
12/20
2019

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