Writer of the Month

Dexter F.

Real Name: Dexter F.

What’s your favorite book and who is your favorite author?
The Red Pyramid and Throne of Fire. I like them because they are funny and they are both graphic novels. Rick Riordan is my favorite author. If I could meet any writer alive or dead, I would meet Rick Riordan.

Do you have any special hobbies or talents?
Play basketball, card games, and video games. I’m really good at Call of Duty.

What inspired you to write “Paradise In The Tree?”
I was thinking about playing things and a hot tub and other things and toys and Christmas.

You’ve been at 826CHI since you were in 1st grade and have had work published in every chapbook since then. What’s your favorite piece of writing that you’ve written? And what was it about?
“Attack on Cyborgtron.” [It’s about] a bunch of robots who don’t have a leader and are trying to win the place of president or king.

Why do you like this piece of writing most?
I like it because it’s the longest one I’ve written.

Have you ever thought of writing another story with these characters?
Yes, but I don’t want to because I think it’s boring now.

What’s your favorite memory of 826CHI?
When we had field day and I played catch with a football.

Random question from the random question box: If you could name a sports team, what would you name it and why?
“Chicago Stunners.” I think it sounds cool.

What is your favorite thing to do at school?
Division, because I’m good at math.

What is your favorite food?
Pizza. Pepperoni and sausage on top!