Tom Watson

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General Information

Name: Tom Watson

Pen Name: None

Genres: Fiction

Born:


Website: stickdogbooks.com

Blog: http://stickdogbooks.com/index.php/blog

Parent and Educator Information: http://stickdogbooks.com/index.php/parents_and_educators

Email: tom@stickdogbooks.com


Illinois Connection

Watson lives in Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Tom Watson was a Political Science major in college. He worked for US Senator John Glenn and as a political speechwriter. He has also been a freelance advertiser and marketer. This experience helped him develop the unique, story-telling narrative style of the Stick Dog books. His time in politics made him realize it's a lot more fun and rewarding to write stories for kids than write speeches for grown-ups.

Published Works

Stick Dog Series:

  • Stick Dog, HarperCollins, 2013
  • Stick Dog Wants a Hot Dog, HarperCollins, 2013
  • Stick Dog Chases a Pizza, HarperCollins, 2014
  • Stick Dog Dreams of Ice Cream, HarperCollins, 2015
  • Stick Dog Tries to Take the Donuts, HarperCollins, 2016
  • Stick Dog Slurps Spaghetti, HarperCollins, 2016

Stick Cat Series:

  • Stick Cat: A Tail of Two Kitties, HarperCollins, 2016

Titles at Your Library

Stick Dog

ISBN: 0062110780
Release Date: 2013-01-08

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Stick Dog Wants a Hot Dog

ISBN: 0062110802
Release Date: 2013-10-08

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Stick Dog Chases a Pizza

ISBN: 0062278053
Release Date: 2014-07-08

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Stick Dog Dreams of Ice Cream

ISBN: 006227807X
Release Date: 2015-05-19

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Stick Dog Tries to Take the Donuts

ISBN: 0062343203
Release Date: 2016-01-05

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Stick Cat: A Tail of Two Kitties

ISBN: 0062411004
Release Date: 2016-05-03

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Stick Dog Slurps Spaghetti

ISBN: 006234322X
Release Date: 2016-10-04

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Stick Cat: A Tail of Two Kitties

ISBN: 0062411004
Release Date: 2016-05-03

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Literary Awards

Stick Dog

  • 2016 ILLINOIS READS Book

Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances

Speaking Engagement Availability: (Yes)

The author loves to visit schools, bookstores and libraries. His visits usually include talking with kids about the Stick Dog books, teaching them how to draw all the characters, and lots of time for questions and answers. He even asks young readers to help him come up with great ideas for future Stick Dog stories.

The best way to inquire about Tom’s availability is to contact his School Events Coordinator at HarperCollins at harper.appearances@gmail.com.


External Links

Tom Watson on WorldCat

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