Authors In April - Wednesday, April 28, 2010

West Middle School will host Author In April, David Lubar, on Wednesday, April 28.  Students and teachers have had the opportunity to read and discuss several of his novels during the months of March and April.  Several of his novels are still available for purchase.  Stop by the media center to see what is available.

 

In addition to grade level presentations students have the opportunity to participate in a Writers Workshop (Applications due April 21) and/or win a chance to eat lunch with the author.  Trivia questions will be read during the morning news.  Each correct answer will become a raffle ticket.   Winners will have lunch compliments of the West PTSA. 

   

A little bit about the author:  

 

David was born and raised in Morristown, NJ.  He currently lives in Pennsylvania.  He’s been married for 32 years, he has a daughter, Alison, who's 23, and three cats (Simon, Layla, and Tybalt).

 

After going to college at Rutgers, he tried writing for a living. He collected about 100 rejections before he sold anything. The first year he earned any money, he made a whopping $8. He made a bit more the next year, but it still wasn't enough to live on, so he looked for a job. He worked as an editor for Creative Computing Magazine, starting in 1980. Two years later, he was offered a job designing and programming video games for a company in California.  He spent many years designing and programming games for various companies.

 

In 1994, he decided he really wanted to get back to writing. He spent all his spare time writing and reading. He started selling more stories, and he worked on a couple of books. In 1995, he had the fabulous luck to sell six books!

 

Someday, he'd like to write a movie or a cartoon show. The most important thing he can say about writing is that he really enjoys it. He gets to create whole worlds, and those worlds can be as weird or strange or magical as he wants.