Yates, Bart D.
Comments from the author about writing: I love writing about oddball, edgy characters and unusual relationships. I'm also fond of gallows humor, and telling stories about dysfunctional families. I'm far more interested in characters than I am in plot, and all of my books have a fair amount of sadness in them.
I can't honestly say I enjoy the process of writing. Writing is hard work, and I'm a conspicuously lazy man who would rather read a good book than write one. But I seem to be driven to write anyway, mostly because I can't imagine NOT writing. It doesn't really make any sense, but that's the way it is.
Literary awards received and date received:
2004 Alex Award from the American Library Association for Leave Myself Behind.
Book Types: Fiction
Audience Types: Young Adult, Adult
Genre: Drama, Realistic Fiction,
Are you willing to do programs for schools, libraries, or other groups? Yes
If you are willing to do programs, will you charge a fee? Yes. I have a $50 minimum fee to cover travel expenses, but additional fees are negotiable, depending on the program.
Other Genres: Gay fiction, Divorce fiction
E-mail Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Author's Web site: http://bartyates.com
Books By This Author
- The Distance Between Us, Kensington Books, New York, NY, 2008.
The Brothers Bishop, Kensington Books, New York, NY, 2005.
Leave Myself Behind, Kensington Books, New York, NY, 2003.