Books by Michael Simmons

THE BLUE HOUSE by Michael Simmons
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 9, 2017

"An account that should easily resonate with Christian readers who have experienced trauma."
A debut author recalls his family's struggles with poverty and his alcoholic father as well as the personal relationship with God that lent him guidance in times of hardship. Read full book review >
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2009

"Still, the out-of-this-world story will appeal to young readers, who will look forward to the second installment. (Science fiction. 8-12)"
On Sept. 29, 2017, William Aitkin's step-parents were eaten by aliens, a fate suffered by many during the First Invasion. Read full book review >
VANDAL by Michael Simmons
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 1, 2006

"Simmons resists easy narrative outs, presenting both Will and readers with the full emotional complexity of a difficult relationship in fine, understated fashion. (Fiction. YA)"
Will has grown up with the shadow of his older brother's violence always looming. Read full book review >
FINDING LUBCHENKO by Michael Simmons
ADVENTURE
Released: June 1, 2005

"Although the book is longer than necessary, it should be a fun read for many high schoolers. (Fiction. 12-16)"
Rebellious, cocky Evan knows he'll never be able to please his father, a wealthy, stern and angry man who refuses to give Evan any money. Read full book review >
POOL BOY by Michael Simmons
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: May 1, 2003

"It's no mean feat, rendering a character who is both detestable and sympathetic; Simmons has done this, and hilariously so, his first time out. (Fiction. 12+)"
Brett Gerson has it tough: fabulously rich for 15 years, his life is capsized when his father is jailed for insider trading. Read full book review >