If you’re looking for the online home of children’s author W.H. Beck, you’ve found me. Hi!
If you’ve stumbled across this in a different way, well then, I’m W.H. Beck, and I write books for kids. I like them with a dose of adventure and a dash of mystery (the books, not the kids).
My most recent book is Malcolm at Midnight. It stars a secret society of classroom pets and a rat so small that everyone assumes he’s a mouse. I am currently hard at work on a sequel to Malcolm and a nonfiction picture book. Watch for those in spring 2015 and fall 2015, respectively.
There are more details about me and my books in the links above. You can also see what I’m up to by clicking the news links below, following me on Twitter or Tumblr, or “liking” me on Facebook. And anything else you don’t find? Well, shoot me a message via e-mail.
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Latest Notes and News
I have another book in the works! - This one's a nonfiction picture book about bioluminescence, titled Glow: Animals with Their Own Night Lights. It'll be available from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in the fall of 2015. Authorly News: Skyping in a Quiet January - Usually I post once a month about news and events I've done in the last month. Well, this month's been quiet. But not unintentially.
Last spring, after a disastrous late Friday night road trip to Chicago . . . Revising: a peek at my desk(s) - I spent a lot of time revising this week--or at least figuring out what I needed to revise. Since this is the second book I've revised this way, I feel like I'm starting to have a "system." So I thought I'd share it . . . How I Write: MyHours.com - So, I am the queen of thinking about writing and not actually doing it. I mean, writing DOES require a lot of staring out the window, long walks, and "resting" on the couch to figure out those plot problems . . .