Books by Steve Watkins

JUVIE by Steve Watkins
Released: Oct. 8, 2013

"A bleakly optimistic reminder to hold on to what is good. (Fiction. 13-17)"
Once you're in juvie, it doesn't matter if you're a good girl. Read full book review >
WHAT COMES AFTER by Steve Watkins
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2011

"Beautifully written, this story is an unflinching look at the cruelty of life as well as the resilience of the human spirit. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Abandoned first by her abusive mother and then by her father when he dies, 16-year-old Iris Wight is no stranger to loss. Read full book review >
DOWN SAND MOUNTAIN by Steve Watkins
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"Although not a fly-off-the-shelves selection, this title may be paired with Gary D. Schmidt's The Wednesday Wars (2007) as titles set in the '60s suitable for multigenerational reads. (Historical fiction. 12-14)"
Sand Mountain, Fla., circa 1966, has a segregated population emotionally wrestling with Jim Crow laws. Read full book review >
MY CHAOS THEORY by Steve Watkins
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 30, 2006

"Entertaining and gripping."
Disaster is the rule in this aptly titled, darkly comic debut collection. Read full book review >
HISTORY
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"An unsettling, fascinating revelation of a truly wretched corporate environment and a rare triumph for the underdog. (9 b&w photos)"
A startling journalistic effort by first-time author Watkins, looking at Jim Crowera hiring practices at a national restaurant chain. Read full book review >