From The Tamarac Press, 2010.
Dan’s been busy on the road with this little gem.
Some of his appearances include:
July, 2010, Reading: League of Vermont Writers Summer Conference, Mt. Snow, Vermont
October 2010, Reading: The Mayflower Residence, South Yarmouth, Cape Cod, MA
November, 2010, Reading: The Brushett/Forward Barn, Richmond, Vermont
November, 2010, Reading and Signing: Deborah Rawson Memorial Library, Jericho, Vermont
November, 2010, Interview: WDEV radio, Mark Johnson Show, Waterbury, Vermont
December, 2010, Reading and Signing: The Phoenix Bookstore, Essex, Vermont
December, 2010, Book Signing: Bear Pond Books, Stowe, Vermont
February, 2011, Seminars: 6th Grade Creative Writing Classes, Brown’s River Middle School, Jericho, Vermont
March, 2011, Presentation and Signing: National Education Association ESP National Conference, Washington Hilton Hotel, Washington, D.C.
May, 2011, Reading and Signing: South Hero Public Library, South Hero, Vermont
May, 2011, Interview, “The Story,” National Public Radio
Dan’s REVIEWS include:
December 2010, The Barre-Montpelier Times-Argus, Barre, Vermont
December 2010, The Mayflower Chronicle, Yarmouth, Massachusetts
December, 2010, The Essex Reporter, Essex, Vermont
January, 2011, Peace Corps Writers, Peace Corps Worldwide site, Internet
What they’re saying about A Year on the Bus: “Dan’s writing is easy, friendly, and funny; but I was most happy he carved in a nice load of poignant moments. ‘A Year On The Bus’ should be read if you’ve ever been a student, teacher, bus driver, or parent. That’s everyone, right? Right. Everyone should read Dan Close’s book, I think.” Rusty DeWees, a.k.a. The Logger
About the book: Here’s a fun, funny and provocative collection of stories reflecting on the lives of contemporary school students from kindergarten to 12th grade who live in the rolling hill country of northern Vermont.
The stories also reflect the life of their bus driver and the times in which we live. They are in turn humorous, serious, poignant, and wacko – just like life itself. This book is not intended as an expose of any sort. It does reveal, however, a lot about life that most people might take for granted, such as the training of school bus drivers; the resilience of school kids; and the impact of far-off events on all of us.
Expect the unexpected.
Available through your local bookseller, or order direct from The Tamarac Press:
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