Tony Varrato
Fakie and Outrage were chosen for ALA's 2009 Quick Picks for Reluctant
Young Adult Readers
Fakie named "Honor Book" in Nebraska's 2011
Golden Sower Award
and nominated for both New Jersey's 2011 Garden
State Teen Book Awards
and the Colorado Blue Spruce Book Award.
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--It makes me
happy that they capitalize
their name.
WordPress--Them too!
YA Ynot?
-It still exists!


7.28.2013 Speaking in Dover, DE on Wednesday to help promote the
Library of Congress' "A Book That Shaped Me" contest. Event details
. If you live in the Mid-Atlantic region and you know a 5th/6th grader
interested in entering, the contest details are here.

I'm realizing that the more time I spendwriting, the less time I
am spending updating my website. *Insert emoticon of embarrassment*
But on the flip side, I've finished and sold 6 short stories since I've last
updated. They will be available online, I'm told, so I'll link to them when
they're up. I'm finishing an educational e-book thing and working on a
couple other projects. I also added a couple visits. So this page has
unintentionally become an information page for a while.

If you want some current scoop on what's going on, check out one of the
contact links at the side. I visit those much more often.

10.5.2012 Just signed on to present at the 2013 Festival of Words in
Middletown, Delaware on March 9. The keynote speaker is
Walter Dean
I'm stoked. He was one of my biggest inspirations for writing guy
books, so I'm looking forward to meeting him. I'll post more details when
we get closer.

8.27.2012 Hi there. Sorry for the recent lack of updates. I'm finishing one
large project. furrowing through the middle of two others, and beginning
another. So, I've been busy. I do take brief moments to update the tumblr,
facebook, and wordpress, though, if you want to catch me there. I will
probably do something to merge some of the sites in the near future after I
clean up a project or two.

In other news,
Fakie is wallowing in reprint limbo again. There are new
copies available at Barnes and Noble as of today. And I have a few on
hand as well. If you are interested, just shoot me an email. Otherwise, I'll
let you know when the next printing is on the way.

5.25.2012 Wednesday May 30, I'm speaking at the Magnolia Fire Hall in
Delaware to kick off Postlethwait Middle School's summer reading
program. Click here for details.

3.2.2012 Tomorrow 9-12 I'll be at Dunbar Elementary School in Laurel, DE
for their Young Author's Conference. I'm presenting for middle and high
schoolers, but there are programs for all ages.

12.3.2011 A teacher from Seaford Middle School in Delaware asked me to
read a chapter from
Outrage. So here's the video.

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