The Pirate Tree is a collective of children’s and young adult writers interested in children’s literature and social justice issues. Regular editors and writers are listed below. We welcome guest writers. We do review books but only consider books that come to us through recommendations. If you have a book you’d like to recommend or an interview, guest writer, or topic that you’d like to suggest, please contact us the following email addresses:

J.L. Powers jlpowers [at] evaporites.com

Nancy Bo Flood

Lyn Miller-Lachman 


Nancy Bo Flood
Nancy Bo Flood is the author of many books for children, most recently Warriors in the Crossfire, a young adult novel that explores one boy’s experiences with impending war on the Pacific island of Saipan. Throughout her life Bo Flood has enjoyed reading, writing, and the sharing of stories. Her work has focused primarily on children and young adults, as counselor, teacher, or parent. She has conducted workshops of child abuse, learning disabilities, play therapy, as well as creative writing. Through either work or research, Bo has lived in Malawi, Africa, Hawaii, Japan, the western Pacific, and, most recently, the Navajo Nation Reservation.

Lyn Miller-Lachmann
Lyn Miller-Lachmann is the author of several multicultural books, most recently the novel Gringolandia, a 2010 ALA Best Book for young adults. She is a seventh grade teacher in a Reform Jewish religious school and the assistant host of “Vientos del Pueblo,” a bilingual radio show on WRPI-FM in Albany, New York, featuring Latin American and Spanish music, poetry, and history.

J.L. Powers
J.L. Powers is the author of The Confessional, a novel for young adults that explores racial tension and violence on the U.S.-Mexico Border, and the author of This Thing Called the Future , a coming-of-age novel set in South Africa. She is the editor of Labor Pains and Birth Stories: Essays on Pregnancy, Childbirth, and Becoming a Parent  and the editor of a forthcoming anthology exploring all aspects of children and war. She blogs on her website (www.jlpowers.net), edits the online literary magazine The Fertile Source (www.fertilesource.com), and is the publisher of Catalyst Book Press, an independent press that focuses on fertility-related literary nonfiction (www.catalystbookpress.com.)

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  1. January 31, 2014 at 6:36 pm

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    • January 31, 2014 at 6:49 pm

      Hi, Michelle, thanks! I did add a subscription button. You can find it up towards the top of the page. I appreciate your interest!

  2. Nancy Silverrod
    November 15, 2016 at 1:27 pm

    Great site – can’t find the subscription link!

    • December 14, 2016 at 4:20 pm

      Hi, Nancy. I was having some problems with the subscription app we were using and I haven’t yet figured out a good solution but I will try to do so this coming week. Thank you!

      • May 22, 2017 at 10:28 am

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