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Rich Wallace

Biography

Rich Wallace

Rich has been writing since he was a little boy, when he wrote and illustrated his own comic books. He has since published more than 25 novels for kids and teenagers. Many of those books have been award winners.

Rich has an extensive background as a writer and editor, having served for many years as a senior editor at Highlights for Children magazine. He still writes the monthly “Timbertoes” feature for that venerable publication.

Writing about sports and athletes comes naturally to him, as he has competed in athletics his entire life. He was a champion runner in high school and college, and still competes in Masters track and field. He’s also played a lot of basketball and soccer. For several years he was a newspaper sportswriter.

These days, Rich continues to pen a wide range of novels in addition to writing about human nutrition and other health issues for the adult market.

Rich and his wife Sandra recently moved to New England with their dog Lucy. He is the father of two sons. You can read an interview with Rich here.

Rich Wallace

Books by Rich Wallace

by Sandra Neil Wallace, Rich Wallace, and Agata Nowicka - Children's, Children's 8-12, Children's Nonfiction, Nonfiction, Prejudice

The men and women in this book represent nations from Somalia to Germany, from Syria to China, from Mexico to Sweden and more. They are people like Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, international singing sensation Celia Cruz, star basketball player Dikembe Mutombo, world-renowned physicist Albert Einstein and influential journalist Jorge Ramos. And they are all immigrants or refugees to the United States of America. Their courage, their achievements and their determination to change the world have helped make our country a stronger place.

by Rich Wallace - Young Adult 9+

Everyone's heard an urban legend before. They're stories that get passed from kid to kid, and nobody can quite remember where the story originated. Sometimes the story changes. Sometimes details are added, or dropped. But one thing's for sure: nobody can ever prove whether the story is true. These three stories—all set in the same New England town—address that very question: How much of an urban legend is rumor, and how much is fact?