Asher’s critically acclaimed book, Sidetracked, was the topic of two award-winning student essays in Japan’s National Youth Book Report Contest.”
Bookpage: “Behind the Book”
When my oldest son started running cross-country, I learned about singlets and starting guns, warmups and runners cramps, muddy trails and fartleks. And really, what aspiring children’s book author could resist writing about a sport that has a term like ‘fartlek?’
An Indies Introduce Q&A with Dave Shallenberger, co-owner of Little Shop of Stories
Dave: One of my favorite aspects of Sidetracked was Joseph’s voice; it felt very authentic. What was your process for capturing a seventh-grade boy’s inner thoughts so effectively?
Interview with Deborah Kalb of Book Q & As
I’ve spoken with kids who tell me they trudged through their summer reading assignments, resenting every minute of it, then they flew through Sidetracked and really enjoyed it. I can’t tell you how much that means to me.