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Spencer Hall

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Connection to Illinois: Hall lives in Chicago.

Biography: Spencer Hall graduated from the University of the Cumberlands in Kentucky in with a BS in English. He moved to Chicago to study improv, but soon realized when it came to being funny, he was better at writing things down than making them up on the spot. When hes not writing, he can be found running by the lake, occasionally performing stand-up comedy at poorly attended open mic nights, and researching how to become a professional mini-golf player.


Primary Literary Genre(s): Fiction

Primary Audience(s): Young adult readers


Selected Titles

Kind of Sort of Fine
ISBN: 1534482989 OCLC: 1183399851

Atheneum Books for Young Readers 2021

Told from two viewpoints, high school seniors Haley, who had a public breakdown, and shy Lewis, long-time member of the TV Production class, find that filming documentaries about their classmates' hidden talents reveals their own aspirations.