Sid grew up in a family of seven in the small town of Bowling Green, Virginia. After high school, he traveled for several years through more than twenty countries. Upon returning to the States, Sid worked a number of jobs before deciding to become a full time writer. His love for novels began when he was a teenager, and he decided then that he wanted to become a fiction writer someday. Sid has received several awards and recognitions for his writing, including Publisher's Weekly “Flying Start.” He currently lives in upstate New York.
“For me, writing books for a living is a grand privilege. I often feel as if I've won some sort of prize.”
Sid grew up in a family of seven in the small town of Bowling Green, Virginia. Sid says that when he was young he “had more energy than brains.” And further states that he “[wishes] it was still that way.”
Sid discovered his passion for novels in his teenage years and decided right then and there to become a fiction writer. He says that he is grateful now that he didn't know how much work was involved in being a writer then.
After high school he traveled for several years through more than twenty countries. Upon returning to the U.S., he worked at several jobs, including farming, bartending, and construction, before his first novel was published. He feels that writing for a living is a privilege.
Sid was named a Publisher's Weekly “Flying Start” for his first novel, Dither Farm. He currently lives in upstate New York.
Sid is a decent amateur juggler.
A Hole in the World
Smithsonian Institution Notable Book for Children
Stick & Whittle
New York Public Library Best Book for the Teen Age
Smithsonian's Notable Books for Children
White Award Nominee