Raleigh, NCUSA 27604
June 10, 2012
I write for middle grade students and recently self-published a short story collection. I am putting out three more books this summer. You can find out most of what you need to know at my website, FREAKY DUDE BOOKS.
By researching writer groups at Meetup.
Let's see. For pleasure reading, I most enjoyed The Corrections, The Long Tail, and a William Safire book on grammar in the past year. As for writing, I write all types of fiction for middle schoolers.
I write or illustrate between two and 10 hours almost every day. Lately I've spent most of the time illustrating.
I've had five agents over the years, but never got published in the traditional manner. I self-published my first book (STORIES GUARANTEED TO MAKE YOU SICK) this year -- you can read 15-20 pages for free at Amazon -- and plan to bring out three more titles this summer. My website is FREAKY DUDE BOOKS ( www.freakydudebooks.com ) and there you can find original videos, poetry, a blog manned by Dr. Crankenfuss, and Moose Hockey, our new video game.
Yes, for several years, but not lately.
Just one meetup so far, the children's group. So far, very good. The second meeting I want to was also valuable. The meeting of January 8th was very energized and informative. Good group of people who shared a lot. Thanks to Lillian for coordinating it. The meeting of March 13 went for well over two hours. No lack of conversation or ideas or personalities, that's for sure. Fun meeting.