I'm happy to announce that you may now pre-order BIRD NERD (ages 9 and up). Here is a link to the Amazon page. It will also be available as an ebook when it releases on 2/12/13.
For those who are wondering what it's about. Here you go:
Eddie Waymire is not a birdwatcher. He's a birder. And he'd be the first to tell you that birders do more than watch. They listen, smell, and when necessary they taste. Eddie learned everything there is to know about birding from his dad, including the story of the mythical golden eagle. And then, when Eddie started sixth grade, his dad dropped dead right in the living room.
Now Eddie is in seventh grade and lives with his mom, the head janitor at West Plains Middle School. As the school year begins, Eddie tries to impress Gabriela, the new girl in town, but it's no use. She has no interest in a scrawny seventh grader who everyone calls bird this and bird that. To make matters worse, Eddie is paired with Mouton, an oversized enemy with Tourette syndrome, for the year-long Science Symposium project. Eddie must find a way to survive seventh grade and make the most of his star-crossed life, all while searching for that elusive golden eagle. If he can do that, he just might soar higher than ever before.