Thankful Reads with Author Monte Montgomery November 30, 2017 – Posted in: Uncategorized – Tags: 2017, books, children's books, librarians, middle grade, Monte Montgomery, thankful reads
Remember when we said our last Thankful Reads post was, in fact, our last? Well, we lied. We have one more to bring you from CBAY author Monte Montgomery!
“As an inquisitive eight-year-old, my mind was blown by Bertrand Brinley’s short series, The Mad Scientists’ Club. My father was a theoretical physicist, so he couldn’t really talk shop with a kid my age. But the teenaged inventors and tinkerers in Brinley’s books got into the kind of trouble I could really relate to: terrifying the local cop with by haunting the house he was spending the night in; stealing a briefcase out of a plugged-up Civil War cannon; trying to hatch a dinosaur egg; and so on. Along the way I learned all sorts of cool words like “thermocouple” and “gastroscope,” not to mention what those devices actually did. Also, the stories were funny as hell. I revisited MSC a few years back, and they held up beautifully!”
Monte frequently works as a writer, director, and consultant in the public health field, often in conjunction with Wellness & Prevention, Inc., a Johnson & Johnson Company. He’s currently the “Storyteller-in-Residence” for the University of Michigan’s School of Public Health, where he regularly work with faculty and staff to add punch, drama, and wit to their writing, teaching, and public appearances. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and writing partner, Claire.