Interesting comments from authors Dom Testa, Veronica Roth, Cherie Priest, Neal Susterman and Robison Wells:
Dystopia is a utopia with a fatal flaw.
Zombies are a way of looking at what we are afraid of.
Survival 3 days in 3 ways- you need what it takes to survive for 3days. You need to know 3 ways to get out of the city.
War drives technological inventions.
The sex aspect is still more controversial than violence. We also think our kids aren't likely to go out and be violent, but we do fear they will get involved sexually.
Testa has a radio show.
Books boys and boxing: Motivating males:
Matt Johnson-very hs and college level
Mat Johnson is the author of the novels Drop,Hunting in Harlem, and Pym, the nonficion novella The Great Negro Plot and the comic books Incognegro and Dark Rain.
Greg neri-loved to draw as a kid.
Neri is the 2011 Coretta Scott King Honor-winning author of Yummy, and a two-time American Library Association Notable Book honoree. In 2010, he was the recipient of the International Reading Association’s Lee Bennett Hopkins Promising Poet Award for Chess Rumble. His novels for teens include Surf Mules and his latest, Ghetto Cowboy. He lives on the Gulf coast of Florida with his wife and daughter and likes to troll for alligators.
Charles smith- csk award, photography and writer, a lot of sports, performs his own poetry
He has illustrated numerous critically acclaimed books for children including DUKE ELLINGTON'S NUTCRACKER SUITE, SHE LOVED BASEBALL and RON'S BIG MISSION.
In elem he began to notice something unique about himself. He not only possessed a great amount of intelligence but also the gift to write poems. Joseph also won various awards for his brilliant academic performance as many of his teachers believed he was far to advanced for the grades in which he was placed. Joseph continued to write poems which eventually transpired in journal entries that focused on real aspects of life. He then began to use his life as the center of attention making a commitment to himself to write one page per day which listed the troubles, challenges, and accomplishments that were made in that day.
Joseph goes to show you that anything can be accomplished with hard work, dedication, commitment and a dream. In November 2009, Joseph announced that with the journals entries and live testimonies that he had collected over the years of his life will be transformed into a book entitled, A Young Man with a Plan. With this book he plans to motivate, educate, and inspire not only his peers but the world. Today, Rivers is a sought-after motivational speaker.