“Armstrong & Charlie”
by Steven B. Frank

This novel is an exultation of hope--and a dang good story to boot."
- Gary D. Schmidt


Steven B. Frank


Steven B. Frank is the author of ARMSTRONG & CHARLIE (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2017), CLASS ACTION (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2018), and THE PEN COMMANDMENTS: A GUIDE FOR THE BEGINNING WRITER (Pantheon/Anchor Books).

​ His short stories and plays have appeared in Weekly Reader's READ and WRITING FOR TEENS magazines.

​ "Mr. Frank" is also a longtime beloved English teacher at Le Lycée Français de Los Angeles, where he rewards obstreperous kids with fun writing topics.

ARMSTRONG & CHARLIE, set in Los Angeles in the 1970s, was inspired by his own 6th grade year at Wonderland Avenue Elementary.

Steven lives in Laurel Canyon with one wife, two dogs, and three kids.

Book Tour Dates


Saturday, November 17, 2017 11:30 - 12:30 - St. Louis, NCTE Exhibition Hall
Booth #304, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

March 10-11, 2018 - Tuscon Festival of Books
University of Arizona Campus


Monday, April 3, 2017 - Immaculate Heart Academy

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - The Archer School for Girls

Sunday, April 23, 2017 - L.A. Times Festival of Books
11 a.m. @ USC. with Pseudonymous Bosch, Erin Entrada Kelly, Danielle Davis, and A.S. King

Monday, April 24, 2017 - Friends Seminary, NYC

Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - The Churchill School, NYC

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - Riverdale Country School, Bronx, NY

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - City & Country School, NYC

Thursday, April 27, 2017 - The Clinton School, NYC

Thursday, April 27, 2017 - BOOKS OF WONDER, NYC, 6-8 p.m.

Monday, May 1, 2017 - An Open Book, Washington, D.C.