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Wild Thing

by (author) David A. Poulsen

Key Porter Books
Initial publish date
Jul 2007
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Jul 2007
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Lawrence is the city's sports school--so much so that other schools in the area call it the “jock joint.? And W.T. Zahara, with his long hair and sandals, doesn?t look or act like a jock. In fact, he's in a band. Not exactly the typical Lawrence High guy. But when trouble comes to Lawrence, both in the schoolyard and on the football field, the other students learn a few things about W.T. Zahara--like why his nickname is “Wild Thing.?

About the author

David A. Poulsen has been a broadcaster, teacher, professional cowboy, football coach, stage and film actor and—most of all—writer. His writing career began in earnest when his story The Welcomin’ won the 1984 Alberta Culture Short Story Competition. Now the author of 27 books, many for middle readers and young adults, David spends 60 to 80 days a year in classrooms and libraries across Canada (and beyond) as a visiting author/presenter. The UBC Creative Writing alumnus and former Writer in Residence at the Saskatoon Public Library recently made his inaugural foray into the world of adult crime fiction with Serpents Rising, the best-selling first book in the Cullen and Cobb Mystery series. There are now four titles in the series and the fourth—None So Deadly—hit bookstores in the spring of 2019. The Man Called Teacher, coming in 2019, is his first adult western. David lives on a small ranch in Alberta’s foothills where he and his wife Barb raise and train running-bred quarter horses for barrel racing competitions.

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