My debut novel, The Thief's Apprentice, the first Master Diplexito and Mr Scant book, was released through the Carolrhoda imprint of Lerner Books on October 1st, 2016!

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Check out my publication story over here, an interview about the book here, and click here for a Q&A with the wonderful cover artist, Richard Sala!





Praise for The Thief's Apprentice - from reviews good and bad!

"A promising debut and series opener" - Kirkus

"Rich vocabulary, Briticisms, and a complex plot make this selection most suitable for advanced young readers ... This is a unique spin on the heist novel that will appeal to sophisticated middle graders" - School Library Journal

"The writing is formal but clever, embracing robust vocabulary without feeling pedantic. [...] First in a planned series, the premise is appealing." - Booklist

“Great for kids who have active imaginations and who love thrilling adventure stories … The chase at the end was everything I wanted at the end of a middle grade” - Tales Between the Pages

"It gets more and more exciting, more and more amazing and the ending is perfect. Middle graders should love this story. It's an exciting adventure with lots of intrigue and surprises for everyone. Get a copy for your young adventurer!" - Journey of a Bookseller

"This was an awesome book ... The plot is very thrilling, and keeps you on the edge of your seat wanting more" - This Kid Reviews Books

"I don't want to spoil the fun for you, but let me tell you, there are some great plot twists and some terrifically funny dialogue. Even better, this one looks to be the beginning of a series. Don't miss this one!" - The Book Search

"I was surprised by how witty and clever it still was. [...] When it comes down to it, I think The Thief's Apprentice is a great, fun book." - Read Til Dawn

"A thrilling plot with lots of action make this a promising series. [...] A fun adventure sure to appeal to those who love secret missions." - Boys and Literacy

"The descriptions of the various characters are vivid and the whole story has a Dickensian air." - Jean Little Library


Book 2 will follow its older brother into bookshops across the US on October 1. You can click this image too for an Amazon link. Here's some praise for the book!

"Methods’ second book most definitely lives up to the precedent set with his debut ... a great sequel" - This Kid Reviews Books

 "Just as exciting as the first one [...] another exciting read." - Journey of a Bookseller








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