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THE HOLY ROMAN EMPIRE AND CHARLEMAGNE IN WORLD HISTORY
(2002)

Issued in 2002 as part of Enslow Publishing's "In World History" series, this overview of the life of Charlemagne for middle-school libraries was my first book. It also began my decade-long immersion in all things Charlemagne.

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 Writing clearly and accurately for children is trickier than it seems. In hindsight, I'm glad I got my start on a book with stringent guidelines. Letting your own voice retreat into the background is a valuable habit for writers who want to help others tell their stories.