Bio

Don Calame is an accomplished screenwriter and the award-winning author of four novels, Swim the Fly (Candlewick Press, 2009), Beat the Band (Candlewick Press, 2011), Call the Shots (Candlewick Press, 2013) and Dan Versus Nature (Candlewick Press, 2016).

Don has written screenplays for Universal Studios, Marvel Entertainment, Paramount Pictures, Lions Gate Entertainment, Village Roadshow Pictures and the Disney Channel. He was the screenwriter for Employee of the Month (Lions Gate Films, 2006) and Hounded (Gaylord Films/Disney Channel, 2001). In 2009 the film rights for Swim the Fly were optioned by Paramount Pictures and Don was hired to write the screenplay based on his novel.

Don’s writing awards and nominations include the American Library Association Best Book for Young Adults, the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association Book Award, the Nevada Young Reader’s Award, the Michigan Library Association Thumbs Up! Award, IndieBound Kids Next List, and the YALSA Popular Paperbacks Top Ten.

Don lives with his wife and dogs in the Pacific Northwest.

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    • 2017 Tour Dates


      Tuesday, May 17, 2016 - 10:00 AM

      Forest of Reading - Festival of Trees
      Concert Stage
      Harbourfront Centre
      235 Queens Quay West
      Toronto M5J 2G8


      Saturday, April 22nd, 2017

      Cavalcade of Authors: Read, Write, Imagine
      WSU Tri-Cities


      Saturday, May 20, 2017 8:45am - 5:00pm

      Rochester Teen Book Festival
      Nazareth College
      4245 East Avenue, Rochester, NY 14618


      Saturday, October 21, 2017

      Ottawa Public Library Teen Author Fest