GOING THROUGH REAL STUFF
When I was a kid, I wasn’t so into dragons and wizards and vampires. I wanted to read about ordinary kids like me, dealing with the same kinds of things I was: how to fit in at school, how to get along with my family, how to cope with my changing body, how to make sense out of the adult world... I liked characters who have a real spirit of adventure—and a slightly snarky sense of humor—kids with good hearts who dare to be different and usually end up in trouble as a result, but who always learn something new about themselves.
So that’s the kind of middle-grade books I write.
When Tony DiMarco unexpectedly inherits his great uncle's town house in Boston, he finds himself in the middle of a murder, a mystery and a treasure hunt spanning three hundred years of American history.
• 2013 Edgar Award nominee for Best Juvenile Fiction
• 2012 Boston Sunday Globe Young Readers' (Nonrequired) Summer Book List
"This Boston-set novel stars 13-year-old Tony, who must solve a historical mystery and features many local landmarks and figures."
—Boston Sunday Globe
How I, Nicky Flynn, Finally Get a Life (and a Dog)
Not only are Nicky’s parents going through the world's messiest divorce—forcing him to start a new life, in a new city, in a new school—but now his mom has totally gone behind his back and brought home a used eighty-pound German shepherd from the animal shelter as a consolation prize. Turns out, Reggie is far from an ordinary pound mutt: he’s a former seeing-eye dog. Trouble is, nobody’s ever told Reggie he’s retired…
•"Top 10" pick for the Summer 2010 Kids' Indie Next List
• Spring "Top 10" pick of the New England Children's Booksellers' Advisory Council
• 2010 Scholastic Book Club selection
"[An] auspicious debut... [T]he title character's slightly sarcastic voice rings tween-true... Art Corriveau follows up a first novel for adults with this fine, fresh mystery that is believable as a kid's experience."
—The Washington Post
Also available in paperback as How I Got a Life and a Dog
About Art Corriveau
I am a children’s novelist who lives in Charlotte, Vermont. My debut middle-grade novel How I, Nicky Flynn, Finally Get a Life (and a Dog) was published by Amulet in 2010. My second middle-grade novel 13 Hangmen (also by Amulet) came out in 2012. Before that, I wrote fiction for adults. My first literary novel Housewrights was published by Penguin in 2002. This was followed by a collection of short stories called Blood Pudding, published by Esplanade Books in 2007 (Canada) and 2008 (U.S.A). My short fiction has been widely anthologized in literary journals and story collections throughout the USA, Canada and the United Kingdom. I also earn my living as an international travel writer, speechwriter, and marketing consultant. Learn more about the various twists and turns of my career at “About the Author.”