David-Matthew Barnes

Denver, Colorado

Reader & Writer

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David-Matthew Barnes is an author, playwright, poet, and screenwriter. He writes in multiple genres, primarily young adult. He is the author of twelve novels, available from Blue Dasher Press and Bold Strokes Books, including two young adult novels that were recognized by the American Library Association for their inclusion and diversity. He is a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators. He earned an MFA in Creative Writing at Queens University of Charlotte in North Carolina. He loves tacos, board games, pinball, white carnations, koalas, all things Disney, Nancy Drew, and everything written by Lois Duncan, Norma Fox Mazer, and Judy Blume. He lives in Denver.

Favorite Books

Daughters of Eve by Lois Duncan; Starring Sally J. Freedman as Herself by Judy Blume; Up in Seth's Room by Norma Fox Mazer; Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass by Meg Medina; Weetzie Bat by Francesca Lia Block; Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz

Favorite Quotes

“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
“Some people care too much. I think it’s called love” – Winnie the Pooh
“Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it” – Roald Dahl.

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