A conversation w NY Times bestselling author Philip Margolin

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Have you tried to get your child's attention when they're playing video games? Advances in technology have done much to open the world to our children. However, it's also brought the world of virtual reality right into our family rooms and their bedrooms

New York Times bestselling author Phillip Margolin wants kids to want to read! He and his daughter Ami Margolin Rome are out to revive real curiosity in kids. Reading is an essential tool that statistically separates kids who read from juveniles and adults who lean toward underachievement and crime.

Phillip Margolin has written more than a dozen NYT best sellers, an HBO movie and numerous writing Honors, Phillip Margolin belies the myth that great writers are born  behind their keyboards.  The richness of his characters and stories were founded on a detail-rich life that took him from NYC to Oregon by way of the Peace Corps, NYU Law School, teaching junior high school in the South Bronx, numerous murder trials, appearance before the US Supreme Court and the first battered woman defense in Oregon for a woman accused of murdering her spouse.

From 1996 to 2009 Phillip was President and Chairman of the Board of Chess For Success.  After a year’s absence, he returned in 2010 to continue their work as a non-profit charity that uses chess to teach study skills to elementary and middle school children in Title I schools

His daughter  Ami Margolin Rome, a Portland native and resident, is no stranger to the educational needs of children.  A former Peace Corps volunteer, Ami, like her character Madison Kinkaid, grew up in Portland, Oregon, with a criminal defense attorney for a father.

The father and daughter have teamed up to write Vanishing Acts, a 2ist century tale in the spirit of Nancy Drew

 

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