Wednesday, April 25, 2007

2007 Boys and the Boy Crisis

In late 2001, when I decided to begin writing books for boys, I had no idea what was ahead. All I knew was that there appeared to be a need for action-adventures and mysteries that were crafted especially for boys 8 and up.

Now, nearly six years later, the magnitude of the problems that boys face in education is becoming more evident. I’m encountering terms like The Lace Curtain, The Feminization of Education and our culture, and the like.

On July 13 – 14, 2007, The National Men’s Equity Congress will meet again in Washington, DC. This is there third meeting, and the title for this year is:

2007 Boys and the Boy Crisis

You can read more about the conference at

The new book, Whisker Rubs, by Don Otis, is certainly a step in the right direction.

There is a great need for adventure and action in books for boys. These are the things they LOVE to read about. Once publishers figure out how to market books of this kind for boys…look out!

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