A little about Kurtis Scalett taken from his website
He is the author of two middle grade books - one about baseball and the other about snakes. He has been writing since he was six years old, selling his first story in 2005 to Cicada a magazine for teens. That story was about a teen who tortured his teacher by writing bad poetry on purpose. As I teacher I could see how that would be torture! Mudville was published in February of 2009, and his next novel Mamba Point is due out in 2010. He was born in Louisania but moved around a lot living in Louisania, New Mexico, England, North Dakota (super interested about this one since I grew up there!), Liberia, Virginia, Brazil, North Dakota (again), Kansas, Maine and Minnesota. Now that's a lot of moving!
Later this month I'll highlight his new book to be published, Mamba Point.
Of course because I loved Mudville, I think you should read it and love it too! To help with that I'm giving away a copy. Here's a tish about it to hook ya in:
Welcome to Moundville, where it’s been raining for longer than Roy McGuire has been alive. Most people say the town is cursed—right in the middle of their big baseball game against rival town Sinister Bend, black clouds crept across the sky and it started to rain. That was 22 years ago . . . and it’s still pouring.
Name your favorite baseball team. I love the Red Sox, because I lived in Boston for two years.
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