Meet Don Drewniak, author of Davey and the Meteorite and The Junk Picker.
Davey and the Meteorite
Davey hated the first two months of sixth grade, including morning after morning with his primary teacher, Miss McIntire. She sat at her desk all but a fraction of class time, often eating candy bars while her students completed worksheet after dreaded worksheet. Science should have been a bright spot for Davey, who was fascinated by astronomy. Unfortunately, it was taught by "Lazy Lawrence," who Davey judged knew as much about science as a walnut. His situation slowly changes for the better, aided by some of his classmates - the scary smart Tony, fearless Titanic, Dopey Soapy and a new student, Annie, the daughter of an amateur astronomer. Added to the mix are a substitute teacher, Mr. Z, Grandpa Tom and a "whatever-it-is." Toss in a few kabooms, water pistols hidden in carved out books, overflowing inkwells, the pendulum incident, a phantom, dead ball era baseball, the meatball pitch, a tour through our solar system and late in the book intrigue.
Don Drewniak was born and raised in Fall River, Massachusetts. In addition to having taught public school science and math for thirty years, he served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. In addition to Davey and the Meteorite, Don co-authored The Junk Picker with his father, Jan F. Drewniak. His currently working on two books. One is science fiction set in the desert region of New Mexico (no, not Roswell). The other is a non-fiction exploration of American Rock 'n' Roll and Doo-wop of the 1950s and 1960s.