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Ind. Rdg. 4th Quarter Journal #1

Ben Gute
04:22 PM ET (US)
World War II

David Boyle wrote my book, I could not find any information about his home life. I mean nothing, not where he grew up, not even if he was married or not, it's a mystery. I have no idea if he went to college, all I know is that he works as a journalist and author, and does a lot of stuff about economics and public service programs. I don't know anything about the author of this book, other than there is a distinct lack of information about him on the internet. To write this, he had to know a lot about WWII, and a lot of more personal stories about what happened. I imagine he spent a lot of time interviewing people and and reading papers to write this book. I would tell him put a little more info on your wikipedia page, as it doesn't even say whether your married or not or if you have kids. Then I would ask him where he found all the interesting stories that he put in there.
Quinten WoodardPerson was signed in when posted
12:24 PM ET (US)
The Red Pyramid pg.69
Rick Riordan, adapted by Orpheus Collar: Riordan was raised in San Antonio, Texas. He graduated from Alamo Heights High School in 1982 and the University of Texas at Austin in 1986, where he double-majored in English and Social Studies. Riordan taught English and Social Studies in Presidio Hill School in San Francisco for eight years. He was awarded St. Mary's Hall's first Master Teacher Award in 2002
What do you know about the author of this book? He wrote the Percy Jackson books
What did the AUTHOR have to KNOW to write this book? Mythology
What would you like to tell or ask the author if you could meet him/her? Can you write a book about a Egyptian Sphinx?
Dalton F
12:22 PM ET (US)
Into the storm i am on page 147
reed timmer is the author of this book. He is a storm chaser and he is not the everyday storm chaser. He makes money for the storms that he goes into. His family live in Grand Rapids Michigan. Timmer went to school to get his PHd in weather. Right now he is chasing storms and snow storms right now. When timmer wrote the book he was just getting out of high school. Reed is just like me and i love to chase the storms and to see all the things that a storm can do. he has his own website at TVN or tornados videos.net.
I would love to be with reed to chase with him.
Emily S
12:19 PM ET (US)
The book I am reading is Green and I'm on page 96. The author of my book is Ted Dekker. Dekker's parents were missionaries that lived in Indonesia among headhunter tribes. He and his wife, Lee Ann, live in Texas with their two children. He is a christian author whose genres are usually fantasy, thriller, horror, or mystery. Dekker also writes novels with other christian authors. To write this book, the author had to have some pretty good knowledge of the bible. It parallels it a lot, and there are a lot of themes and symbols from it in this book. If I could meet the author, I would ask him where he gets his ideas for his novels, because they are always exciting with lots of twists and turns.
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Brittney Groenewold
12:19 PM ET (US)
Son of the Mob pg.143
Author: Gordon Korman,was born October 23, 1963 and is a Canadian American author. He primarily writs novels for children and young adults. He lives in Long Island's Great Neck, New York, with his wife and three children. He wrote his first book when he was 12 years old. I know nothing about the other beside two book that he has written. He had to know briefly what it would be like to grow up in a mob life style and what they went through on a daily bases. Plus what it was like growing up as a teen that was trying to deal with the family business that they want to do with. He wrote a very good book and you can relate to some parts of the book.
Cody Watkins
12:18 PM ET (US)
The Exiled Queen Second book in series of Four, page 283

The author of this book is Cinda Williams Chima. She wrote her first novels in middle school. Cinda is a graduate of The University of Akron and CAse Wester Reserve University. She lives in Ohio with her family. This is a fantasy book so you could make most of it up. She would have to know how to keep the readers going and how to make them want to read the next book. If I could meet her I would ask how she came up with the idea of the Seven Realms novels. I would also ask her how many more books she is planing on writing.
Josh Mettler
12:18 PM ET (US)
Im reading "Thirteen Reasons Why" and ended on par 42 today. The author of this book is Jay Asher. Jay was born in Arcadia, California in the fall of 1975. He has only published two books to date. Both of his books are for young adult readers. Thirteen Reasons Why has won several awards and has a 5 star rating from Teen Book Review. He is also very big in playing the guitar. He was inspired to write Thirteen Reasons Why because of prior incidents that happened at his school when he was a kid. Many of his work experiences inspire him to write.
Tayt Boeckholt
12:17 PM ET (US)
I am currently reading the book March and I am on page 180. The author of my book is Geraldine Brooks. She was born in Australia where she started to have a passion for writing and reading as a young child. She attended the University of Sydney and right out of college worked as a reporter. She then worked for Wall Street as a Journalist and from there pursued the writing career. I did not honestly know anything about the author. The author had to of known quite a bit about the Cival war. She is very accurate on some of the things she has in her story because some of them are based on actual events. A very good example would be how she talks about Harper's Ferry and it is a very accurate description. If I had the opportunity to meet the author I would like to ask how long it took to write the book .
Jake Anderson
12:16 PM ET (US)
Vision Quest by Terry Davis page 61.

Terry Davis lives in Spokane, Washington, he uses his home as the setting in most of his books. He is a high school English teacher as well as a wrestling coach. His father was a sales executive and his mother was a housewife. He was an excellent wrestler and basketball player in high school. He tends to talk about motorcycle in his writings. You need to know that he talks a lot about peoples feelings. He likes to tell stories about peoples lives and their struggles. He is fairly descriptive in his work. In order to write this book he had to know quite a bit about wrestling i order to make it realistic. Many times wrestling books seem very fictional because the author doesn't know much about the sport.
Rachael Vinzant
12:15 PM ET (US)
I'm currently reading a fiction book, The Host by Stephenie Meyer and I stopped on page 158.

Stepenie Meyer is the best selling author of the twilight saga. She currently lives in Arizona with her husband and three young sons. Stephene graduated from Brigham Young University with a degree in english literature. Honestly I don't know much about Stephenie Meyer as a person except for the fact that she wrote the twilight books I and loved them. The great thing about fiction is sometimes you have to do research, but you don't always have to follow the facts. In the book Stepenie Meyer writes about an alien race that is taking over the humans on Earth. I think she probably made most of the stuff in this book up from her imagination. If I could meet Stephenie Meyer I would ask her if she was happy with how the twilight movies turned out? and if she though Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattenson were the right actress/actor to play Edward and Bella? I would also ask Stephenie Meyer if she ever plans to publish another book since The Host is the latest one she has published and it was published all the way back in 2008? I like Stephenie Meyer as an author, but she isn't by all time favorite, but I have enjoyed the books I have read by her which is all the ones she has written.
Abby Gacke
12:14 PM ET (US)
I'm currently reading Someday and I'm on page 129. The author of my book is Karen Kingsbury. She was born in Fairfax, Virginia on June 8, 1963. She has five sons, three were adopted from Haiti. She also has a daughter. She has sold more than 20 million books worldwide. The author had to know what everyday people went through and how they overcame it. If I could meet the author I would want to ask her, What made you want to start writing this series?
Kärin RennerPerson was signed in when posted
08:21 AM ET (US)
Start with book title and pg. #.

FOCUS ON THE AUTHOR: Answer in 8 to 10 sentences--so a couple of sentences for each question. You will probably need to use Wikipedia or Google!
Who is the author of your book? BRIEFLY--in a couple sentences- tell about his/her background (family, home, education, etc.)
What do you know about the author of this book?
What did the AUTHOR have to KNOW to write this book?
What would you like to tell or ask the author if you could meet him/her?

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