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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 <i>The Seattle Times</i>, was an editor for <i>Foreign Broadcast Information Service</i> (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 <b>Crossing the Trestle</b>, and the young narrator faces an obstacle I did as a child.”

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Ashley Wolff
E. B. Lewis

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