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Bart King

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Hi! Bart King here. I write funny books for kids and immature adults. More importantly, I *love* to read.

I was part of a Pulitzer Prize-winning team for my new book, BAD DAD JOKES: THAT'S HOW EYE ROLL (2020). Of course, its illustrator, Jack Ohman, is the one who actually won that prize, but let's not get hung up on silly details.

Coming up for me next, I have two Choose Your Own Adventure books coming. One is titled SPIES: MOE BERG.

Other recent projects out now include the activity books BUILDING, SPACE and ROBOTS (part of the Little Leonardo's MakerLab series, 2019) and THE POCKET GUIDE TO SPY STUFF.

What else? Disney-Hyperion published my funny science fiction novel, THE DRAKE EQUATION. Some of its reviews:

“THE DRAKE EQUATION has a lot go
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Bart King Hi Michele! Thank you for your kind question. I am perfectly fine, thank you, and I hope you are as well. I still post very regularly on Facebook and …moreHi Michele! Thank you for your kind question. I am perfectly fine, thank you, and I hope you are as well. I still post very regularly on Facebook and Twitter, but I just couldn't find the time to do a third post to my blog, which must be the feed here at GoodReads. So I'm afraid my presence here has wilted... Sad! I'd be happy to friend you over at FB (although I have my issues with the site). Hang tough in these remarkable times, Michele, and again, thank you very much. :)(less)
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 one…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,

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Here's the link. Oh, and my friend, Aaron, helped with this piece. But I wrote all the good parts. ;) 
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Oh, that spoiled mutt? He'll be fine! :)
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“Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and it may be necessary from time to time to give a stupid or misinformed beholder a black eye.”
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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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