And yours, too!
I’ve been a writer for more than twenty years. I started out in newspapers and eventually spent several years as a nationally syndicated children’s TV critic. I’ve also been a music critic, hockey reporter, education reporter, travel writer, and lots more, but these days I love writing for young readers. I’m thrilled to be writing books for Atombank’s Big Biography series. Did I also mention I spent many more years as a stand-up comic touring the country? Yep, did that, too. So, I’m thrilled to be writing funny picture books and joke books for Sterling Children’s Books.
While I mostly write children’s books, I also write for adults and have published several short stories. I’m a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators and the Glens Falls Writers Group.
Now let’s get to the important stuff!
Favorite flavor of ice cream: Mint Chocolate Chip
Favorite subject in school: History (what else?!)
Hometown: Philadelphia, PA (although I lived for many years in the Pocono Mountains)
Current Hometown: New York’s Capital District and North Country.
Favorite animal: Lemming
Favorite books as a child: Charlotte’s Web, The Five Chinese Brothers, Curious George, Charlie & the Chocolate Factory, the Hardy Boys, and biographies on just about anybody you can name
If you’d like to contact me about a book I’ve written, teaching materials, or for just about any other reason, please email me at johnbriggsbooks at gmail.com. Thanks!
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