Ty's debut novel, So Shelly, is now in stores!
"Lurid yet Literary."
"lush and emotional..."
"an absorbing plot... smooth, playful writing style..."
Welcome to my home on the web. Whether you're passing through or will be hanging around to learn more about me and my writing, I am glad you've come. I don't know what brought you here, but as for me, it was three women: first, my classmate and friend Nancy, who in the eighth grade and with absolute certainty said, "Ty, you're going to be a writer;" secondly, a former student of mine, Jessica, whose dissatisfaction with YA novels convinced me that young adults were hungry for challenging stories that respected both their intelligence and maturity; and finally, my wife Julie, whose constant encouragementdespite writing's drain on my limited time and psychic energysustained me through three failed novels and four years of rejection. Ladies, I thank you.