Paul Gude

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General Information

Name: Paul Gude

Pen Name: None

Genres: Fiction





Illinois Connection

Gude grew up in Dorsey, Illinois. He attended Edwardsville Sr. High School and lives in Edwardsville again today.

Biographical and Professional Information

Paul Gude is an actor/musician/writer/cartoonist. He studied theatre performance, creative writing, and cognitive psychology at the University of Missouri, Columbia. While there, he was a DJ for the radio station KCOU and a cartoonist for the Maneater student newspaper.

From 1998 - 2014, Gude lived in Seattle, Washington. While there, he performed at Annex Theatre's monthly cabaret as one-half of the performance duo Gude/Laurance.

Gude has written books for both children and adults. He has also penned one ebook for children, RRRAWRR!: A Story for Little Monsters.

Published Works

Books for Children

  • The Fuzzy Robot: A Color-It-Yourself Book, CreateSpace, 2008
  • When Elephant Met Giraffe, Disney-Hyperion, 2014
  • A Surprise for Giraffe and Elephant, Disney-Hyperion, 2015

Books for Adults

  • These Are Your Coded Instructions: Poems By Paul Gude, CreateSpace, 2007
  • Ninjas!: The Spacefaring Cowboys Of Japan's Mesozoic Era, CreateSpace,, 2007
  • Stupid, CreateSpace, 2007
  • Super Rocket Monkey, CreateSpace, 2008
  • Love In A Time Of Zombies, CreateSpace, 2009

Titles at Your Library

The Fuzzy Robot: A Color-It-Yourself Book by Paul Gude

ISBN: 143483381X
Release Date: 2008-01-06

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When Elephant Met Giraffe (Giraffe and Elephant)

ISBN: 1423163036
Release Date: 2014-02-04

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A Surprise for Giraffe and Elephant (Giraffe and Elephant are Friends)

ISBN: 1423183118
Release Date: 2015-02-17

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These Are Your Coded Instructions: Poems By Paul Gude

ISBN: 1434823784
Release Date: 2007-12-08

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Ninjas!: The Spacefaring Cowboys Of Japan's Mesozoic Era

ISBN: 1434816346
Release Date: 2007-11-04

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ISBN: 1434825019
Release Date: 2007-12-13

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Love In A Time Of Zombies

ISBN: 1438239157
Release Date: 2009-04-29

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Literary Awards

When Elephant Met Giraffe

  • ILLINOIS READS Book Selection, Illinois Reading Council, 2017

Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances

Speaking Engagement Availability: (Yes)

Gude uses his background in comedy and improvisational theatre to produce question and answer driven presentations with children interested in creative pursuits.

External Links

Paul Gude on WorldCat


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