Zachary Katz-Stein was born in the small hippy town of Yellow Springs, Ohio. From there he attended Kenyon College, learned to juggle fire, oil paint, and do yoga. He now lives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, happily writing young adult and young readers chapter books with his two cats and a girlfriend who almost never leaves the pool.
A Study In Cutlets
Being a reprint from the Journal of Doctor John "Good Boy" Watson, M.D. (Medical Dog).
Looking back on the events of A Study In Cutlets I am amazed by the remarkable set of circumstances that led me to share quarters, for a time, with an even more remarkable sheetah. At the time, Sherry Bones - only humans called her Sherlock - was a promising consulting detective just starting to make a name for herself in the Milwaukee Zoo while I was simply happy to be adopted from the pound.
In the decade of friendship that followed our first meeting, we would be hailed as the single most formidable crime-fighting duo in animal history, but that's another story. This is the tale of how I met Sherry Bones and of our first case together, The Barnyard Mystery.
The Grey Heir
Young Adult, Fantasy
Rayne’s world was the market district. He knew the bustling streets and the back alleys. He knew all the shop keepers by name and his best friend ran the street thieves. His finger was on the pulse of the city and he knew he’d never leave...
That is, until the palm of his right hand turned invisible, leaving his fingers floating in the air! Afraid that he has been cursed, Rayne turns to The Order of Trel for answers. They say that Rayne has a great destiny, but to fulfill that destiny (and get rid of the curse) he must leave his beloved city and travel across the entire realm of Waerdal...tomorrow.
Now Rayne must journey into the unknown. He must face magicians, assassins, and the truth about a world he thought he knew. Ultimately, he must answer the question: is it better to fight for those who offer freedom, or those who offer safety and peace?