Author

Joseph Slate

Biography

Joseph Slate, a native West Virginian, has always loved to paint and write. “I majored in journalism at the University of Washington in Seattle, worked as a reporter on The Seattle Times, was an editor for Foreign Broadcast Information Service (Washington, D.C., California, and Tokyo), then took a degree in fine arts at Yale, although I never illustrated my own books. My painting took a direction that was at odds with the fine art of illustration.”My ideas come from everywhere: a childhood drawing I did of a porcupine, a silly song I once sang to a godchild, and my teacher-niece and pupil-grand nephew getting ready for kindergarten, all kicked off an idea for a book. Now I am writing novels, and it’s the same what-if approach, although the first one came out of my West Virginia boyhood. It’s called Crossing the Trestle, and the young narrator faces an obstacle I did as a child.”

I Want to be Free
Who Is Coming to Our House?
Miss Bindergarten Gets Ready for Kindergarten
I Want to be Free
Who Is Coming to Our House?
Miss Bindergarten Gets Ready for Kindergarten

Books by Joseph Slate

    Who Is Coming to Our House?
    Joseph Slate, Ashley Wolff
    Miss Bindergarten Gets Ready for Kindergarten
    Joseph Slate, Ashley Wolff
    I Want to be Free
    Joseph Slate, E. B. Lewis

Book Stats

3
Authored
0
Illustrated
2
Collaborators

All Joseph Slate Books

YearTitleIllustratorPages
2009I Want to be FreeE. B. Lewis32
2001Who Is Coming to Our House?Ashley Wolff24
1996Miss Bindergarten Gets Ready for KindergartenAshley Wolff48

Collaborators

Ashley Wolff
E. B. Lewis