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Bart King

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Hi! Bart King here. First things first—I love to read. And I also write funny stuff for kids and immature adults. My newest project is THE POCKET GUIDE TO SPY STUFF.

Also, Disney recently published my humorous science fiction novel, THE DRAKE EQUATION. Some of its reviews:

“THE DRAKE EQUATION has a lot going for it. There’s an immensely likable protagonist and his marvelous twin friends, a school life that feels true —particularly the petty weirdness of other kids— and a mystery that really engages the reader. King tosses a lot of balls in the air, keeping the twists fast and furious, but thankfully, while the protagonist is suitably overwhelmed, the reader isn’t.”
—San Francisco Review of Books

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Bart King Hi Shamiya!

Thanks for the question. The quick answer is "Nope."

The loooonger answer is that there are good reasons not to download free books. For…more
Hi Shamiya!

Thanks for the question. The quick answer is "Nope."

The loooonger answer is that there are good reasons not to download free books. For one, you never really know WHAT you're downloading at sites that offer this service. That's because they are generally illegal—so you're in danger of getting malware and nasty viruses with your download.

The reason these sites are illegal (if they're offering free downloads of books that are for sale) is that authors work really hard to write their books. Even the bad ones and ones we don't like are the result of a LOT of effort. These authors deserve to be paid for their hard work—after all, a lot of them really depend on that income!

(What I'm describing doesn't apply to special free offers from reputable ebook suppliers, like Kindle. And it doesn't apply to writers who offer their own stuff for free, like self-published stuff or fan fiction.)

Hopefully this makes sense—and whatever decision you make, keep on reading!

Best,

Bart(less)
Bart King Hi Shamiya,

Good question! Usually when I write a book, it’s all “on me.” That means I’m the only one responsible for researching it and hopefully…more
Hi Shamiya,

Good question! Usually when I write a book, it’s all “on me.” That means I’m the only one responsible for researching it and hopefully making it funny and even sort of educational.

But there was ONE book I couldn’t just write by myself. That’s because I’m the wrong gender to write the book—in other words, I’m a guy!

So I asked my five sisters and 55 of my former (female) students to help. And that process was so much fun, and I learned so much, my favorite book is . . . The Big Book of Girl Stuff. :)

All the best!
Bart King
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The good people at Powell's Books have posted their best kids' and young adult books of 2018 . . . and The Pocket Guide to Spy Stuff is on the list! (A big thank you to this mysterious "Gigi L.")

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“This book is dedicated to my brilliant and beautiful wife without whom I would be nothing. She always comforts and consoles, never complains or interferes, asks nothing, and endures all. She also writes my dedications.”
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“Sneaking, Following & Escaping! I got in trouble the first time I went out on a mission. It was just myself and an agent named [name deleted]. As the two of us made dead drops, staked out enemy agents, and stopped for a quick shopping trip (I had a coupon for pickles!), I’d tweet our precise location. (I did this so my mother would know that her favorite child was safe.) But when [name deleted] found out what I was doing, she was NOT amused. She took away my iPhone, broke my Twitter account, and confiscated my pickle jar. Luckily, I had another coupon!”
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Bart King I love it! (Sadly, I cannot produce anymore miles of hair myself.)
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Bart


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Bart King Hi Gretchen!

Thank you for the kind words. I'm glad you liked the book! As you can guess, knowing that a reader enjoyed a book is the best news an author can get, and that was a REALLY fun book to write, plus I got to work on it with my sisters and a bunch of former students. This made the experience extra-excellent. :)

All the best,
Bart King


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