THANKS for visiting my website! Sorry I haven't written a blog for a while...I'm teaching high school full-time in rural New Mexico.

Meet Eddie Corazon, 16-year-old juvenile delinquent and secret reader. When a teacher talks him into signing up for ballroom dance class so he can earn the credits he needs to graduate, Eddie meets Lupe, a college-bound beauty who rocks his world. She even inspires him to write poetry - something Eddie can't believe himself. Surprisingly, he turns out to have a real talent for writing, as well as something to say. Not appropriate for readers under age 14 due to content and language. This story takes place at an alternative school where some of the students don't talk so pretty. But there is no gratuitous bad language, just realistic dialogue. Check out the reader reviews on Amazon and Good Reads to find out what others think.

NEW! Instructor's Guide for Teaching Outside the Box.
Click on the green link in the menu on the left.
It's FREE! (Teachers deserve all the financial breaks we can offer.)

Teachers in Thailand celebrate the book launch.

Teaching Outside the Box was just translated and published in Thailand. The French (Canadian) translation is in the works for 2015.

I'm currently revising That Dang Dog to make it available for online purchase as a print book, and eventually as an ebook. This book is a novel for young readers, Grades 3-7, inspired by the true story of a Miniature Schnauzer who miraculously survived being buried underground overnight when she was two weeks old.

Alyce Shirleydaughter is a pen name I created in honor of my mother Alyce Shirley who taught me how to read. She died from breast cancer. I donate money from the sale of all Alyce books directly to breast cancer research.