Mr. Todd Strasser Todd Strasser (born May 5, 1950) is an American author of more than 140 young-adult and middle-grade novels, as well as several short stories and nonfiction works, some of which he has published under the pen names Morton Rhue and T.S. Rue. He is best known for his series about a boy named Alex Cross, which includes books that are also labeled mystery/detective/crime fiction.
His work has been praised for its realism and ability to capture adolescent culture. The New York Times described him as "a major force in bringing realism to young adult literature."
Strasser was born in Washington, D.C., and raised in Rockville, Maryland. After graduating from Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology in 1968, he attended Duke University, where he studied English literature and psychology before dropping out to work as an assistant manager at a Big Five game store in North Carolina. Encouraged by customers to write himself, he began publishing short stories in local magazines. In 1975, one of these stories was selected by former Beatle Paul McCartney for inclusion in his book Red Rose Music. This led to a contract with music publisher Bantam Books to write two young-adult novels, which were published in 1976 under the name Tom Swift. In 1977, Strasser changed publishers to Harper & Row, who had just acquired the rights to the Tom Swift characters.
Todd Strasser's The Wave is a young adult book published in 1981. Todd Strasser was born in America in 1950 and published over 140 young-adult books, as well as many short stories and nonfiction works, some under the pen names Morthon Rhue and T.S. Rue. His most famous work is probably The Wave, which he wrote with his wife, Sue Strasser. They were married from 1978 to 1980.
The couple met while attending Ohio University where they were both students. They began writing The Wave together in 1979 after Todd became sick with mononucleosis. The book was published in 1981 by Henry Holt and Company. It has been translated into 26 languages and is available in over 7500 libraries worldwide.
In addition to being married, the two also worked together on other projects after The Wave ended their marriage. In 1983, they wrote another novel called Echo with the working title Magic Child. In 1985, they wrote a third novel called Fire with the working title Magician. Both of these novels still need to be published.
After The Wave, the couple continued to write books together and also worked on books under different names. In 1987, they wrote a novel called Song for the Thief with the working title The Thief's Song. In 1989, they wrote a novel called Stone with the working title The Keeper's Stone.
Judith Lynn Ferguson, an American-British novelist and chef, and Denver D. Ferguson, an American businessman, club owner, and agent. She has written 65 books about cuisine. This page or section contains a list of persons who have the same given name. If you came here by an internal link, you may want to modify that link to refer directly to the intended article.
Ferguson was born in Los Angeles, California. Her father was a dentist and her mother was a secretary. She has two brothers named Mark and Martin. As a child, she wanted to be a painter but when she could not draw at all, she switched to writing. She studied art history at the University of California, Santa Cruz, then worked as a restaurant manager before becoming a full-time writer.
She has written more than 60 novels and several non-fiction books, including biographies, on such subjects from the culinary world to the Hollywood screen stars. Her works have been translated into 34 languages and have sold millions of copies worldwide.
In addition to writing books, she has also published several articles in magazines such as Gourmet and Food & Wine. One of her most famous dishes is called "Hollywood actor", which is actually just a movie trailer with the main character's face swapped out for that of a well-known actor.
It is believed that she writes one book per year. She starts working on it right after finishing her previous book and usually finishes within six months.
Despite the fact that His Dark Materials has been promoted as young adult literature and the major characters are youngsters, Pullman wrote with no specific audience in mind. Thus, he is able to appeal to readers of all ages.
His Dark Materials is considered by many to be one of the best fantasy novels for kids. It's about a girl named Lyra who lives in an alternate world where people have two sides: their "soul" which shows what they really are like at heart and their "angel" which allows them to behave humanly. When her soul and angel become separated, she must find them again.
Lyra's quest leads her through various worlds and universes full of danger and mystery. She forms friendships with other travelers who also seek her lost love--the most important person in her life-now that she has lost hers.
Even though Lyra's adventures end when she finds her love again, the story continues in two more books called The Amber Spyglass and The Subtle Knife.
Children love stories that have lots of magic and adventure in them. His Dark Materials has everything this type of book can possibly want and it's perfect for readers of any age.