Thursday, August 19, 2010

Literary Road Trip - belated post #2

I agreed to participate in the Literary Road Trip and I have fallen terribly behind - my apologies.
I featured Lois McMaster-Bujold in June and had planned for Will Weaver to be the July feature 
and Jane Yolen to be featured in August.  
Because I am behind I am featuring Will Weaver and Jane Yolen here in August!!!
I will post Jane Yolen before the end of the month.

So without further delay:  
I present Will Weaver - Minnesota author! (clip below is from Fantastic Fiction)

Will Weaver writes fiction for adults and young adults. He was born in Northern Minnesota in 1950 and grew up on a dairy farm. His novels and short stories have earned the praises of reviewers from coast-to-coast for their unflinching realism. The New York Times Book Review called A Gravestone Made of Wheat, "a graceful collection, one that views America's heartland with a candid but charitable eye." 
Formerly an English professor at Bemidji State University, Mr. Weaver lives in Northern Minnesota, a region he writes from and loves. He is an avid outdoorsman, and enjoys hunting, fishing, canoeing and hiking with his family and friends.

If you follow my blog, you know I work in a high school media center - so getting kids to read is my job.  I love it, but it is sometimes a challenge.  There was one boy at my school who I couldn't get to read.  He would check out a book for a class if he had to - usually didn't even open it much less read it - then one day he checked out Full Service by Will Weaver.  It took him awhile but he read it cover to cover.  He bragged until the day he graduated that it was the only book he read in high school. 
 Thanks so much Mr. Weaver!
You can find a list of books by Will Weaver at Fantastic Fiction or click on his name above to go to his site.


Jon said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog yesterday. You have some really cool stuff here. I wonder why I've never seen Will Weaver in the SF section of my library before. Gonna have to do the search thing, I guess. Have a great day!

Anonymous said...

Hi, thanks for stopping by my blog. Love the idea of a literary road trip. Not heard of Will Weaver before... off to seach him out.


Magical Animal Tour said...

I couldn't imagine not reading. I was always the kid in class that was always carrying extra books that was not part of the required reading. My english & literature teachers loved me!
Thanks for stopping my blog via the Hopper! Love your blog. Looking forward to future posts. I am now a follower. Hopefully you'll stop by my blog from time to time!

Toni Wi said...

Just stopping by to say hello :)

It must be so awesome seeing a kid who doesn't usually read enjoy a book. Good on him!