Like comedy writing, crime writing requires tight plotting and tension So, it’s no surprise that, this fall, funnyman Ted Staunton has successfully turned his talents to crime even as he maintains his humorous day job.
An accomplished writer and teacher, Staunton has always been skilled at injecting humour into his more than picture books, early readers, non-fiction, middle grade and YA books (over 40 to date). True to form, the first of his fall books, Morgan on Ice, is a funny chapterbook for beginning readers. The second, Who I’m Not, is a departure — and a successful one — for Staunton. It’s a serious crime novel for teens and one that packs a punch without any laughs.