Archive for the ‘Juvenile Justice’ Category

“Trouble Bound,” my next book to come out, some time in late Summer is about Nathan Ybanez and Erik Jensen.  They were sentenced to life in prison without parole  at the ages of 16 and 17.  Nathan killed his mother after years of abuse and Erik helped him clean up the murder scene.  A third kid also helped clean up the murder scene, but walked away without any punishment because he rolled over on Erik and Nathan and told a number of lies.

Here is a short video that gives a glimpse of the story, “Trouble Bound.”


I added a link to a prisoner website called Concrete Echoes.  It is a great little website that is full of poetry and art from prisoners serving time in Colorado.  One of those prisoners is Nathan Ybanez.  He is featured in my next book, “Trouble Bound.”

A drawing from the prisoner content website

A drawing from the prisoner content website

I have been lucky enough to have an editor, Phyllis Duarte edit “Trouble Bound” before sending to my agent. I will also be sending it to a couple of friends that have been working with me on freeing Erik.