I’m a huge fan of Mr. Salisbury. I love his writing style, the way he connects with boy readers, his strong tie-ins to nature and his page-turning novels. Plus, he’s ultra-cool because he grew up in Hawaii (his Hawaiian heritage is evident in his writing). I had the pleasure of meeting him at an SCBWI summer conference years ago (while it was meaningful for me, I’m sure he doesn’t remember me!).
He’s not only a fabulous speaker, but he’s also a genuinely nice person. And now he’s written a series for 7-12 year old boys titled Calvin Coconut.