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david elzey
Attended Vermont College of Fine Arts
Lives in new england
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Know any teen guys? Tough to buy books for, huh? A few unusual suggestions.
Guys Lit Wire: Bloggers, writers, and readers helping teen guys find the books THEY want to read.
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Yeah, I reviewed this. Read it on public transit for the world to see.
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been a while since i reviewed some books. here are a couple i think are good for teen boys
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better late than never! this month's review for Guy's Lit Wire
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back to blogging book reviews. 
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82 Pulitzer Prize-winning books plus + a new found poem taken daily from each of them for a full month by 82 poets = Pulitzer Remix.

(I'm working over John Cheever this month)
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so there's this thing i do monthly where i review a book i think might be of interest to boy readers. i picked a cookbook. a totally awesome cookbook. full of the kinds of things a guy would want to make.
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There's a lot of mighty fine writing in the latest edition of Lunch Ticket if I do say so. And I do!

And not just because they published my first-ever short story! Give it a look-see, tell me what you think!
 
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how about some more diversity in young adult novels? how about ANY diversity?
Hoo boy, I may have put the cart way before the horse here. Like, maybe the horse hasn't even been born yet! Recently, I read another author's blog post about The Bechdel Test being applied to YA l...
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google just freaked me the hell out! i went to the main search page and the google doodle wished me a happy birthday! with a link back to my google+ page!

okay, i'm over it. but i wonder who the first person was to ever get one of those.
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Education
  • Vermont College of Fine Arts
    MFA creative writing, 2008 - 2010
  • California College of the Arts
    BFA film/video, 1980 - 1984
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writer of books for children and young adults.
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hog butcher, toolmaker, stacker of wheat, player with railroads and the nation's freight handler, stormy, husky, brawling... no, wait. that's not me that's chicago.

i'm a graduate of the Vermont College of Fine Arts MFA program in Writing for Children and Young Adults. when I'm not writing middle grade and YA fiction, I review children's books for Guys Lit Wire and my personal review blog, the excelsior fileFor views, opinions, and various miscellany visit me at fomagrams

a storyteller is what i am, what i do. visual or verbal, i find stories in everything, every place, in everyone. writer might be a more technical definition of the work i love but it's impossible to separate from everything else.

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new england
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boston, ma - oakland, ca - berkeley, ca - culver city, ca
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Boys and Reading: Is There Any Hope?
www.nytimes.com

Boys’ aversion to reading, let alone to novels, has been worsening for years, prompting the question — what turns boys into readers?