About Rich

Rich has been writing since he was a little boy, when he wrote and illustrated his own comic books. He has since published more than 25 novels for kids and teenagers. Many of those books have been award winners.



Game-Day Jitters

The Bobcats have qualified for the playoffs, but they’ll be facing their toughest opponent in the semifinal. Ben has the jitters worse than ever before, and he’ll need to settle down and focus if he…

Sports Camp

Sports Camp

Riley feels like the smallest kid at sports camp. In fact, he is. He just turned eleven in April, but most kids here are twelve, and a few are even thirteen—and gigantic. It’s hard enough…



As the season moves toward its conclusion, Ben knows that the Bobcats must keep winning to earn a spot in the playoffs. But in their game against the Tigers, the Bobcats are a mess on…

War and Watermelon

War & Watermelon

It’s the summer of 1969–Woodstock, the moon landing, the New York Mets incredible run toward the pennant, and Brody’s final month before starting junior high school. He lies awake at night listening to the sports…

Kickers: The Ball Hog

The Ball Hogs

“Like his friend and Bobcat teammate Erin, Ben has never played soccer before, but he enjoys the practices and learns fast. However, he doesn’t enjoy playing with Mark, whose big mouth and inflated ego make…


Fake Out

“Fake Out begins where the Ball Hogs leaves off, starting mid-action. Ben’s interest in the game becomes an obsession. He mopes and barks at family and friends when they lose. The players practice fancy footwork…