"What a fantastically fun way to learn about writing a story!" -- Chris Grabenstein, #1 New York Times
"[A] fantastic, step-by-step guide with prompts, ideas, definitions, and forms for aspiring Edgar winners. West's tale, decorated with Aly's eerie, cartoon art, is well worth reading on its own--the writing manual takes it to a whole other level."--Kirkus Reviews
, starred review
Praise for Stuck in the Stone Age
STARRED REVIEW "Sarcastic, funny, and entertaining...short (and also funny) instructional lessons on character creation, story setting, plot twists, climax building, and story endings are pitched to pique interest and get the creative juices flowing. Aly's cartoon illustrations will add a giggle or two or three. A must for young writers (even those not interested in sci-fi) and a fab, fun writing manual for writing teachers everywhere."
STARRED REVIEW "This two-for-one tale is as smart as it is entertaining."