Books Author Alcatraz Al Capone Autism Teachers Home
Al Capone Does My Shirts
Al Capone Shines My Shoes
Al Capone Does My Homework
Al Capone Throws Me a Curve
1. Is there going to be a movie made of Al Capone Does My Shirts?

Al Capone Does My Shirts has been optioned for film almost continuously since its publication in 2004. It is not, however, under option at this moment. Will it ever be a movie? It’s difficult to know how to answer that.  Maybe ... I hope so. But there are no plans in the works right now.

2. How did you get your idea for the book?

I saw an article in the San Francisco Chronicle about kids who grew up on Alcatraz when there was a working penitentiary on the island. For the more complete story, click here.

3. Are you going to write more Al Capone books?

Last night I dreamt the dream that Theresa Mattaman was having. This was a little bizarre and I can’t say it has ever happened to me before. Does this mean there are more Alcatraz stories in my subconscious? I had only planned to write three but I am wondering now if there are more.

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