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Paul Langan

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in Philly, baby!, The United States
January 26, 1972

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Born in Philadelphia, Paul Langan spent his early childhood in the city before moving with his single mother to southern New Jersey. There he attended public school and worked a variety of jobs—including salesperson at a shoe store, attendant at a horse ranch, landscaper at a mental hospital, and a night-shift stockperson in a warehouse store near Atlantic City. “Each job,” he says today, “could be the topic of several juicy novels.”

In 1991, he enrolled at Camden County College and a year later transferred to La Salle University, where he studied creative writing and literature, earning a B.A. in English. While at La Salle, he lived with international students, traveled to his roommate’s home in Kenya, became a prison tutor, and found “the
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Paul Langan Thanks so much, Imari! Many things inspire me, and I could write all day explaining them, but I don't have time.

Here's the short answer. I…more
Thanks so much, Imari! Many things inspire me, and I could write all day explaining them, but I don't have time.

Here's the short answer. I experienced a number of events growing up--things that were missing from the books I read in high school. I created the Bluford Series to tell the stories that were missing and show the struggles REAL kids face. These stories matter and deserve to be told.

There's tons of fantasy and science fiction in teen fiction--and that's fine. But there is room for real life too. The Bluford Series tries to deliver it--and maybe, along the way, help out young people facing these same challenges. That's my goal.

If you want to know more, check out the link below. It goes to an interview I did last year about the Bluford Series. The answers I gave the interviewer might be interesting to you.

Thanks for reading--and writing, Imari!

http://thetorchslguide.com/2013/08/09...(less)
Paul Langan I wrote The Bully from a basement. Occasionally spiders scuttled across my keyboard when I wrote.
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Do you remember Angel McAllister from Pretty Ugly (Bluford, #18)? Girls Like Me (Bluford, #21) by Tanya SavoryShe's back in Girls Like Me.

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Angel McAllister’s worst nightmare has come true. Her best friend, Sharice Bell, has discovered her most intimate secret. And a new enemy, LaDonna Burns, is on the warpath. Gossip and rumors are spreading through school like wildfire, and Angel’s classmates are turning on her. C...

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“You gotta admit, it's a messed-up world when going to war is safer than staying home.”
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“If he's the person i think he is, he'll handle it just right" Tarah had said. "If not, your better off without him.”
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