Dan Gutman: Funny Author Serious About Reading and Writing – Mackin CommunityWell, that might be putting it mildly. I thought reading was boring and hard to do. My parents were big readers, so I guess they were pretty disappointed. My mother used to buy me comic books hoping it would get me interested in reading. So what did work for this award-winning author of more than books for young people?
Dr. Brad Has Gone Mad! By Dan Gutman - Chapter Book Read Aloud
Apart from his series, he has also penned other great book titles, newspaper and magazine articles, adult non-fiction and screen plays among other written works. Born in New York City on October 19, , Dan Gutman grew up in Newark New Jersey with his sister,Lucy, raised by his single mother from the age of 13 onward after his dad abandoned them. A baseball fan, he attended Rutgers University to pursue a degree in Psychology which he later found out not to be to his liking and instead decided to work on his passion for writing. However, in , a beacon of light was shone his way and with the Pac-Man video game craze making ripples among players, his unwavering attitude saw him start a video games magazine, Video Games Player, that sold well and was later renamed Computer Games. Meanwhile, he married his wife Nina in who worked as an illustrator for the his magazine.
Dan Gutman born October 19,  is an American writer, primarily of children's fiction. Gutman was born in New York City, moving with his family a year later to Newark, New Jersey , where on June 1, , his father abandoned the family. Gutman was a magazine editor and columnist. While editor-in-chief of Stag , he became a fan of video games and launched a video-game magazine. I started writing about them and computers. All for grownups.