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Book Category: Young Adult Fiction
Middle Grade Novels (ages 9-12)
Slider. Candlewick Press, September 2017
The Forgetting Machine. Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2016
The Flinkwater Factor. Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2015
Doppelganger, Putnam, 2006
Skullduggery, Putnam, 2007
Snatched, Putnam, 2008
Young Adult Novels (ages 12-up)
Eden West. Candlewick, 2015
The Klaatu Terminus. (Klaatu Diskos Book 3.) Candlewick, 2014
The Cydonian Pyramid. (Klaatu Diskos Book 2.) Candlewick, 2013
The Obsidian Blade. (Klaatu Diskos Book 1.) Candlewick, 2012
What Boys Really Want. Scholastic Press, 2012
Blank Confession. Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2011
The Big Crunch. Scholastic Press, 2011
How to Steal a Car. Scholastic Paperbacks, 2010
All-In. Simon Pulse, 2008
Rash. Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2006
Invisible. Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2005
Godless. Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing, 2004
Sweetblood. Simon Pulse, 2003
Hole in the Sky. Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2001
No Limit. Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 1998
Mr. Was. Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 1996
Novels for “Grownups”
The Prop. Simon & Schuster, 2006.
Doohickey. Simon & Schuster, 2002.
Rag Man. Simon & Schuster, 2001.
Mrs. Million. Simon & Schuster, 1999.
Ring Game. Simon & Schuster, 1997.
The Mortal Nuts. Simon & Schuster, 1996.
Short Money. Simon & Schuster, 1995.
Drawing Dead. Simon & Schuster, 1993.
Pete Hautman writes in a variety of styles and genres including contemporary drama (Godless), mystery (Blank Confession), science fiction (Rash), romance (The Big Crunch), comedy (The Flinkwater Factor), and time-travel fantasy (Mr. Was). His books appeal to a wide variety of readers, both boys and girls, from the fourth grade up through high school. He lives in the Twin Cities, and visits schools throughout the state.
- Drawing Dead – A New York Times Notable Book
- The Mortal Nuts – A New York Times Notable Book
- Mr. Was – Edgar Alan Poe Award finalist, ALA Notable Book, 1997 Michigan Library Assn. Thumbs Up Award for Best YA Novel
- No Limit – ALA Quick Pick for Reluctant Readers
- Mrs. Million – Minnesota Book Award winner for Best Popular Novel
- Hole in the Sky – Judy Goddard/Libraries Ltd. Arizona YA Author Award
- Rag Man – Wisconsin Library Assn. award for Outstanding Novel
- Sweetblood – 2004 Minnesota Book Award winner for Best YA Novel, 2005 Wisconsin Library Assn. award for Best YA Novel
- Godless – 2004 National Book Award for Young Peoples Literature, Minnesota Book Award winner for Best YA Novel
- Invisible – 2006 Minnesota Book Award finalist for Best YA Novel, 2006 Wisconsin Library Assn. award for Best YA Novel
- The Prop – 2006 Shamus Award finalist
- Rash – 2006 Hal Clement Award for Best Young Adult Science Fiction, 2007 Michigan Library Assn. Thumbs Up Award for Best YA Novel, A New York Times Notable Book
- Snatched – Edgar Allan Poe Award Finalist
- Blank Confession – Minnesota Book Award winner for Best YA Novel; a Junior Library Guild selection.
- The Big Crunch – 2012 Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Best YA Novel
- The Obsidian Blade – 2012 Wisconsin Library Assn. award for Outstanding Achievement; a Junior Library Guild selection.
- The Cydonian Pyramid; a Junior Library Guild selection.
- The Klaatu Terminus; a Junior Library Guild selection.
- Eden West; a Junior Library Guild selection.
(from his website) I spend a few weeks out of each year visiting schools and libraries. It’s a good way to meet my readers, it gets me away from my tyrannical computer, and I find it personally rewarding to play a part in getting students excited about reading and writing.
I will work with large or small groups. Using my own journey and examples drawn from my novels, I talk about where ideas come from, how ideas become stories, and how stories are turned into books.
My presentations vary depending on the age of the audience, the books they have read, and the specific needs of the school, library, or conference. Some prefer that I focus on writing and idea generation, others would rather I talk about reading, some want me to discuss a particular title. Want me to talk about the importance of revision? I always do! I also do writing workshops.
I can do three 45-60 minute sessions per day, plus an autographing session.
For more information, check out my FAQs page.
Please contact Jean Dayton for current fees (contact info at top).