DAVID GLEN ROBB
A BIT ABOUT ME
David Glen Robb lives in the Rocky Mountain West with his wife, two sons, and two dogs and is an avid rock climber who also coaches youth rock climbing teams. He taught high school English, art, and creative writing for eleven years before deciding to pursue writing full time.
PAUL, BIG, AND SMALL
Release Date: October 2019
Paul Adams has always been short, but he’s an excellent rock climber. And his small size means he can hide from the bullies that prowl the halls of his high school.
Top on his list of “People to Avoid” are Conor, from his Language Arts class, Hunter, who hangs around the climbing gym, and Lily Small, who happens to be the tallest girl in school. But he might be able to be friends with a new kid from Hawaii who insists that everyone call him “Big.” He’s got a way of bringing everyone into his circle and finding the beauty in even the worst of situations.
When the three of them—Paul, Big, and Small—are assigned to the same group project, they form an unlikely friendship. And Paul realizes that maybe Lily isn’t so bad after all. He might even actually like her. And maybe even more than like her.
Paul and Lily team up for a rock-climbing competition, but when Lily is diagnosed with leukemia, Paul ends up with Conor on his team. And when Paul learns that Conor is dealing with bullies of his own—as well as some deep emotional pain—he realizes that the bullying in his school has got to stop.
Paul, Big, and Small is about the turbulent, emotional lives of young adults who are struggling with life’s challenges openly and sometimes in secret.
"I fell in love with the characters in this book, especially Big. The story is wonderful and is written in a detailed, realistic and expressive way. This book is perfect for teens to read in this day and age. I highly recommend it."
-Cheryl D. A teacher for over 25 years.
"I absolutely adored this book. It reminded me a lot of Freak the Mighty and the characters in that book. I like when characters who are all kinds of nerdy bond together and make a great team. This is a feel good book and a really nice summer read!"
-Heather A. English teacher
OGDEN AREA CLIMBING GUIDE: FROM BRIGHAM CITY TO ECHO CANYON
This is the first comprehensive guidebook ever written for the northern Wasatch Front. The Ogden area's rich history of climbing combined with a recent explosion of new route activity is certain to put Ogden on the map. This book includes several areas never before documented, dozens of new routes, and all the classics. The variety of climbing has something for every climber from the alpine rock climbs of the Willard Spires, easy access sport routes and toproping at 9th Street, hard limestone test pieces at Causey, long traditional routes on the Macabre Wall, superb bouldering in St. Joe's boulder field, Maple Canyon-like cobble climbing in Echo Canyon, and the alluring combination of sport and trad routes overlooking Ogden city on the Schoolroom Wall.